Members of the Nigerian Medical Association and the National Association of Resident Doctors have threatened to collapse the nation’s health sector should the federal government fail to withdraw the circular suspending the Residency Training Programme.
The doctors during a protest in Abuja described the action of President Goodluck Jonathan and the Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu as an act of desperation.
The President of the National Association of Resident Doctors, Doctor Jibril Abdullahi said the suspension of the programme was illegal.
NMA President, Doctor Kayode Obembe called on the federal government to rescind its decision and offer unconditional reinstatement of the sacked doctors.
He also warned the affected doctors against collecting any sack letter or sign any register opened in any hospital.