The National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria has appealed to President Goodluck Jonathan to lift the embargo on the employment of resident doctors nationwide before the end of his administration come May 29th.
The National President of the Association, Dr. Dan Jumbo Prince made the call at a media briefing in Port Harcourt.
Dr. Jumbo said the embargo placed on employment three years ago by the outgoing administration has brought untold hardship to patients and doctors at government hospitals across the country.
He expressed fears that the health sector may collapse if the embargo was not lifted within the shortest time.
The medical practitioner expressed worry that residents doctors in Kogi, Osun, Edo and Benue states are being owed for several months.
Dr Jumbo while congratulating the president elect, Muhammadu Buhari on his victory at the poll called on him to intervene in the country’s health sector to save the doctors from taking drastic decisions.