The Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals (NUAHP) Wednesday urged the federal government to release a uniform guideline for the appointment of hospitals Chief Medical Directors (CMD) in the interest of peace and for the overall development of the health sector.
The National President of the association, Dr Ogbonna Obinna, made the call during the association’s 7th Quadrennial national delegates conference in Keffi, Nasarawa state.
He said, “I request that the government release a uniform guideline for the appointment of Chief Medical Directors and Chairman Medical Advisory Committee which shall no longer be skewed to favour a particular professional group but make it open to all qualified ,competent individuals irrespective of their professional callings.”
The president further advised that the various hospitals Management Boards at the state and federal levels should be reconstituted fairly in a way that no particular professional will have “a domineering representation over others.”
“In order to stem the tide of frequent industrial unrest in the health sector, i request the government to revisit the recommendation of the Abdullahi Bello Gusau committee on harmonious work relationship of health professionals”. He said.
Obinna listed some of his achievements to include establishment of additional unit branches of the association, call duty relativity allowance was secured for deserving members, acquisition of landed property for the building of its national secretariat in Abuja among others.
Earlier, in his welcome address, chairman, NUAHP, FMC Keffi Unit branch Mr Kamam Ibrahim, said that the themes of the conference was cautiously chosen to demonstrate a sincere commitment to work with other health care professionals for the purpose of achieving desired effective service delivery in the hospitals.