February 18, 2015 – The Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria(MDCAN) is not happy with objections of Joint Health Sector Union(JOHESU) to recommendations of the Yayale Ahmed Committee on harmonisation of wages in the health sector.
President of MDCAN, Dr. Steven Oluwole is consequently calling on JOHESU to rescind pursuit of unhealthy rivalry based on structure and organisation of health services outside Nigeria, which Yayale Ahmed Committee documented.
“JOHESU should accept their defined roles in the hospitals as practiced in Health institutions visited by Yayale Ahmed Committee and encourage their members in the laboratory services to work under the leadership of medical doctors as recommended by Yayale Ahmed Committee.
“They should encourage their members in the laboratory services to work under the leadership of medical doctors as recommended by Yayale Ahmed Committee; withdraw court cases that Yayale Ahmed findings have rendered obsolete and stop acts of hooliganism and vandalism.”
Oluwole advised them to be prepared to parley with MDCAN to achieve peaceful and healthy professional co-existence in the nation’s hospitals.
“The Yayale Ahmed Committee was set up to identify the causes of the acrimony among public health workers and recommend measures that will assist the government in ensuring a harmonious work relationship among the various categories of Public Health workers in the best interest of the citizens.
Unfortunately JOHESU, is again playing the victim strategy to disparage the Committee members and cast doubts on their impartiality.“
The association observed that JOHESU endorsed the composition of Yayale Ahmed Committee, which had approximately 20 percent medical doctor members adding that “JOHESU’s conspiratorial theories of the basis for the recommendations of the Committee are inexplicable.”
The MDCAN therefore called on JOHESU to “seek enhancement of remuneration for its members through legitimate labour law processes rather than usurpation of roles and assumptions of titular positions that will distort the command structure of the health services.”