Doctor may resume strike if any settlement between Joint Health Sectors Unions (JOHESU) and the government violates two 2014 “collective bargaining” agreements said the Nigerian Medical Association. The reminder came after the JOHESU strike was extended to states and local government health facilities. The Nigerian Medical Association has called the move “callous and ill-motivated” agitation for pay parity between JOHESU members and doctors which it said would erode relativity and distort hierarchy in the health sector. NMA said the demand for professional autonomy by JOHESU and allied health professional unions was a fight for professional ego against the leadership of clinical teams headed by a physician. It said JOHESU agitation to have other health workers appointed consultant was a “self-centered” agitation to ensure anyone other than physicians are in charge of clinical care.

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