Medical practitioners, under the auspices of the Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria, MDCAN, has issued a 21-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to meet its demands or face industrial disharmony.
MDCAN in a communique by its President, Victor Makanjuola, today expressed dismay over the non-implementation of the jointly agreed upward review of CONMESS and the introduction of Accoutrement allowance with the Nigerian Medical Association.
According to him, engagement and negotiations with the National Salaries Incomes and Wages Commission for more than two years regarding the correction of the shortfalls in remuneration for Clinical Lecturers, the federal government is yet to be conclusively address the issue.
The council also decried the failure of the government to appreciate the magnitude of the impacts of brain drain in the health sector, by refusing to approve the Federal Ministry of Health’s proposal on the upward review of the age of retirement for the Medical and Dental Consultants and other health workers.
The consultants are, however, demanding the immediate review of the newly revised CONMESS circular and issuance of a new circular that would reflect the agreed percentage on both the Basic Salary and other allowances, apart from hazard allowance.