Resident Doctors Kick Against Bill By House Of Reps To Withhold Licence Of Medical Practitioners

National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has opposed the House of Representative Bill mandating Nigeria-trained medical and dental practitioners to practice for five years before being granted full licence.

NARD made its position known in a communique issued at the end of the emergency extended National Officers’ Committee (NOC) meeting of the association which was held virtually.

According to the statement obtained by ENYIMBA FM, the resident doctors expressed shock by the action of the sponsor of the bill, Honourable Ganiyu Johnson (APC/Lagos).

The doctors also decried the non-payment of salaries of members by the Federal Government as the current administration gradually winds down.