Written by Williams ABAH

Adewole receives report on residency training programme

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has received the report on restructuring residency training programme from the ministerial committee inaugurated by the federal ministry of health in May this year to appraise the previous committee’s report on the residency training programme.

The report was presented by the chairman of the committee, Prof. Wole Atoyebi, registrar National Post-Graduate Medical College of Nigeria.

Receiving the report, Adewole appreciated the member of the committee for working tirelessly to produce a document that would serve as panacea to the residency training challenges in the health sector.

The minister assured that the ministry would review the recommendation of the committee and take appropriate decision.

Adewole said that he will make copies and circulate it so that those who wants to make comments can put it across.

“I can assure you that by next week, we would take decision on it. It is not something that would waste away, it will not also gather dust. We are under pressure but we also have responsibility for the future of the health system. The trainees are quite critical to the delivery of healthcare. So we can’t do away with them,” he said.

Earlier, the chairman of the committee, Prof. Wole Atoyebi, said that during the course of their assignment, they had reviewed three different reports on residence training programme, adding that all stakeholders were represented during discussion and memoranda were also obtained from different bodies before putting down the report.

Atoyobi also revealed that in the past ten years, this is the fourth report on the residency training programme.

The first was in 2006, followed by 2011, 2014 and 2016.

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