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* Schools of Nursing / Re: List of Nursing Schools In Nigeria Approved by Nursing & Midwifery Council 2017 by Jimenaz: Today at 11:12:15 AM
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* News / Fired Striking Zimbabwean Nurses Refuse to Call off Strike by katty: Today at 09:39:09 AM
Striking Zimbabwean nurses, that were fired by Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga have on Tuesday, refused to buckle to government’s claims that they had been dismissed.

The Zimbabwe Nurses’ Association (Zina) , in a statement to its 16, 000 members, maintained that their dismissals were an allegation, as their employer, the Health Services Board, still had subsisting contracts with them.

“The position, as already submitted to government on behalf of Zina’s suffering members, remains the same. As a result, we advise all nurses that nothing has changed thus far with regards to the industrial action which is ongoing,” Zina said.

The nurses dismissed as “misleading” that the government had addressed their concerns.

“Our grievances which relate to poor and dangerous working conditions, which threaten our health and affects the discharge of our duties, remain unaddressed,” they said.

“The US$17,144,446 referred to by the Vice-President in his press statement as having been transferred to the ministry of health relates to arrear allowances dating back to 2010. It is in no way related to our current demands that triggered the collective job action.”

Nurses went on strike on Monday, claiming they wanted improved working conditions, salaries and allowances.

Chiwenga accused the health professionals of negotiating in bad faith, saying their strike was politically-motivated. On Monday, Chiwenga fired the  nurses.

The Apex Council, the civil servants’ umbrella body, on Tuesday said government’s move was “irrational and unconstitutional”.

Apex Council boss Cecilia Alexander said the strike was a result of “government’s piecemeal and divisive approach in addressing condition of service in the civil service”.

The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights as well as the Zimbabwe Doctors for Human Rights, in a joint statement, condemned government’s move as “dangerous, irresponsible and illogical”, and accused the government of being reluctant in responding to “legitimate concerns” raised by health practitioner over the years.


- African News Agency
* News / JOHESU Strike : Nigerian govt threatens ‘No Work no Pay’ rule by katty: Today at 09:30:06 AM
The federal government says it will invoke the ‘no work no pay rule’ rule if the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) persist in their strike, which has crippled health care delivery in parts of the country.

“If this group of health workers persists on continuing this strike, government will be forced to invoke the provisions of the relevant labour laws, especially Section 43 of the Trade Dispute Act”, the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment said in a statement Wednesday by its Director of Press, Samuel Olowookere.

Section 43 of the Trade Dispute Act states that where any worker takes part in a strike, he shall not be entitled to any wages or other remuneration for the period of the strike, and any such period shall not count for the purpose of reckoning the period of continuous employment and all rights dependent on continuity of employment shall be prejudicially affected accordingly.

The government in the statement expressed surprised that many of the Health Workers Unions operating under the joint group, JOHESU, embarked on another round of nationwide strike despite government’s commitment to the implementation of the agreement reached with it since their last strike of September 20, 2017.

It further said it has met all the demands of the unions on issues such as the payment of promotion arrears and salary shortfalls, among others as per the agreement reached on September 30, 2017.

“The federal government therefore wishes to appeal to JOHESU to reconsider its position in view of the immeasurable consequences of its action on sick patients in hospitals across the nation.”

According to the statement, “while the federal government restates its commitment to the implementation of the Terms of Settlement reached with JOHESU, it shall not however fail in its sacred responsibility of protecting the lives of the numerous patients in all public health institutions where this group of health workers have unjustifiably withdrawn their services.

“Hence the option to apply section 43 of the Trade Dispute Act.”

JOHESU however dismissed the threat by the government.

“No be today we begin hear that kind thing, we are ready for anything. We are not moved”, the National Vice Chairman of JOHESU, Ogbonna Chimela, told PREMIUM TIMES Wednesday evening.

“Our stand is that the No work No pay rule is not going to hold water and even if they want to do it let them do it, but we shall not come back to work until our demands are met,” he added.

On the claim by the government that it has met all the demands of the unions, the JOHESU leader said the promotional arrears the government was talking about is not among the major demands of the union on which it struck a deal with the government.

“Promotion arrears is not a serious matter in what we are discussing, the major issue is the adjusted CONHESS salary and it was left undone. That was the basis to which we suspended the strike of 30th September, they have not met that demand. That was the first thing on the agreement form and that is one of the major reasons why we embarked on this strike”, the union leader explained.

JOHESU, the association of other health workers apart from medical doctors and dentists, Tuesday midnight began an indefinite strike over failure of the federal government to meet agreement it had with the union last September.

Chief among what the union is asking of the government is salary adjustments, a demand Nigerian doctors have vehemently opposed, warning the government that acceding to such demand would precipitate a crisis that may lead to the collapse of the health sector of the country.

PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday visited some key hospitals in Abuja to observe the level of compliance to the industrial action.

It was observed that while activities were grounded in some facilities, work continued in others.
Source : Premium Times
* News / JOHESU Strike paralyzes activists at IRRUA, UBTH by katty: April 18, 2018, 10:39:28 PM
Activities were paralyzed at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) and the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH) following the strike action by the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU).

Doctors were seen attending to patients the hospitals but other staffers were not seen on duty.

It was learnt that there were plans to discharge patients if the strike lingers.

Officials of JOHESU at both IRRUA and UBTH could not be reached for comments.

Public Relations Officer of UBTH, Mr. Uwaila Joshua, said the university’s management would manage the situation.

He however said the health of the patients would not be jeopardized if the strike lingers.

“The strike is national strike. We cannot do anything here. What we will is to manage the situation but we will not allow patients die if there is no one to care for them.”

Source : Nation Newspaper
* News / JOHESU Strike: LUTH, FMC Ebute-Meta Join by katty: April 18, 2018, 10:36:46 PM
Activities at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos, and Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Ebute-Meta, were crippled on Wednesday as the nationwide strike embarked upon by the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) commenced.

The group, with membership drawn from five affiliate unions, is asking for the immediate implementation of the agreement signed with the Federal Government.

The unions include the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Nigeria Union of Allied Health Professionals (NUAHP) and Medical and Health Workers’ Union (MHWUN).

Others are Senior Staff Association of Universities, Teaching Hospitals, Research Institutes and Associated Institutions (SSAUTHRIAI) and Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria.

JOHESU members are demanding for a good salary structure, payment of outstanding salaries as well as uniform allowances among other demands.

News correspondents who visited the hospitals report that only resident doctors and consultants were seen attending to some patients on admission.

Mr Johnson Shaba, Chairman of JOHESU, LUTH Chapter, told NAN that the efforts made through several committees to get the Federal Government to implement the agreements reached upon were unproductive.

Shaba said that in spite of the 30-working day ultimatum given to the Federal Government, it had yet to satisfactorily address the pending issues.

“We are also not happy about the strike but we are fighting for our rights and demand of service.

“Other health professionals went on strike and they were attended to within two weeks.

“I believe there should not be any partial or biased mind in the health sector because we all should be treated as one.

“So, we plead with Nigerians to bear with us as we were left with no other option than to take our destiny in our hands,’’ Shaba said.

Also speaking, Prof. Olufemi Fasanmade, Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC) at LUTH, said that the management of the hospital was aware that members of JOHESU were on a nationwide strike.

According to Fasanmade, the management of LUTH has made arrangements to work with the available manpower, along with qualified medical volunteers.

“There are many patients still in the wards and we are managing to care for them with the limited staff we have.

“We are also managing emergency services to those requiring such.

“We regret any inconveniences the strike will have on our esteemed patients while hoping that the issues which precipitated the strike will be resolved soonest between the Federal Government and JOHESU,’’ he said.

At the Federal Medical Centre, Ebute Meta, Lagos, activities appeared normal as some patients were seen being attended to by doctors.

The management of FMC was, however, not available to speak on the issue.

Mrs Adebola Adetunji, a patient at FMC, called on the Federal Government to look into the situation as soon as possible and ensure that JOHESU’s demands were met.

“Health workers going on strike in this age and time is a big problem; government should please respond to them before this will get out of hand.

“How can these doctors cope with this situation?

“If we are clamouring for quality healthcare and health workers are still going on strike, then it will be very difficult for us as a nation to achieve that,’’ she said.

Also speaking, Mr Joseph Odibo, another patient, said that strikes by health workers should be avoided in the interest of patients.

“Strikes in health institutions should, by all means, be avoided because it is very dangerous; people’s lives are involved, so it is very critical.

“We want the government to act fast on this issue; we are spending long hours before we are attended to because only few doctors are attending to many patients,’’ he said.

Source : PM News
* Nursing Jobs / Limi Hospital Vacancies for Anaesthetic Nurse in Abuja by katty: April 18, 2018, 08:26:51 PM
The Limi Hospital Ltd Abuja, founded in 1982, is a rapidly growing and renowned patient-centered multispecialty medicine based hospital located in the Central Business District of Abuja Metropolis that provides preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic evidence-based care by utilizing innovative cutting edge technology and well trained people who have a passion for people
Vacancies currently exist for Qualified Medical Personnel for the following position(s):

. Be fully registered with the NMCN
. Nurse(s) with relevant working experience
. Candidate should be computer proficient and have a sound relevant knowledge in general nursing operations, inventory management, dispensing, patient communication skills, while being able to work in a team.
- Develops anaethesia care plans, assess patients’ medical histories to predict anaesthesia response and administer anaethesia
- Administers post-anaesthesia medications or fluids to support patients’ cardiovascular systems
- Ensures effective patient care and that standards of quality care are met daily in the theatre
- Oversee patients’ recovery from anaesthesia
- Assists physicians with procedures and provides direct patient care as required.
- Request anaesthesia equipment repairs, adjustments, or safety tests as at when due
- Provide pre- and post- operation nursing care to patients
- Weekly Academic Learning activities limited to scope of practice
Send an application letter and detailed CV (in WORD or PDF format) to
* Nursing Jobs / Adcem Healthcare Vacancy for Nephrology Nurse in Lagos Nigeria by katty: April 18, 2018, 08:19:48 PM
Adcem Healthcare is the leading provider of renal care services in Nigeria. We are the sole representative of FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE of Germany, the world’s largest integrated provider of products and services for individuals undergoing dialysis due to chronic kidney failure. At Adcem our focus is on improving specialized service delivery and personnel training in the Healthcare industry as a whole with emphasis on Renal Care.

We therefore invite application from suitably qualified candidates for the position below:

Position: Nephrology Nurse

Location: Lagos

Job Eligibility Requirements:

.  Good honours degree in Nursing or NRN/SRN Certificate plus registration with NMCN.

.  Minimum of Five (5) years post-qualification experience in Nephrology Nursing profession.

.  Candidate should be computer proficient and have a sound knowledge in Nephrology nursing, patient communication skills, while being able to work in a team. He/She must have strong interest for research and capacity building.

.  Candidate must possess strong work ethics, desire to work in result driven, and technologically innovative environment.

Method of Application:

Interested and qualified candidates for this position should send application letter and detailed CV (in WORD or PDF format) to

* News / Vacancies for Midwives in Lekki, Lagos Nigeria by katty: April 18, 2018, 08:17:57 PM
A hospital in lekki phase 1 is currently recruiting for experienced suitably qualified individuals for the following position:
Registered Midwives

. The applicant must posses a valid midwifery License
. Must be registered with the NMCN
. Applicants must live around VI; Lekki and Ajah axis.
Application Method:
Interested applicants can apply via the email:
* News / 'Our Lives are in Danger,' -Patients Cry out as OAUTHC Nurses Join JOHESU Strike by katty: April 18, 2018, 04:07:56 PM
Patients receiving medical treatment at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTHC), Ile-Ife, Osun State and their relations became apprehensive on Wednesday as members of Joint Health Staff Union (JOHESU) in the hospital down tool in compliance with the nationwide indefinite strike declared by national body of the union.

Some of the patients who spoke with Daily Trust on condition of anonymity expressed fear that the strike has subjected their lives to danger.

The National Vice Chairman of JOHESU who is also the President of Nigeria Union of Allied Health Professionals (NUAHP), Mr Obinna Ogbonna, while addressing members of the union at an emergency congress held in Ife said the union decided to join the strike due to the failure of Federal Government to honour its agreement with the body.

Ogbonna said that Federal Government had on September 30, 2017 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with union on its demands and promised to implement the MoU within five weeks but failed to do so.

He called on Nigerians to prevail on government to meet its demands as agreed.

Ogbonna said JOHESU's unions including National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives(NANNM), Medical and Health Workers Union (MHWUN), Senior Staff Association of University Teaching Hospitals agreed to embark on the indefinite strike after the  30-day working ultimatum given to the Federal Government expired.

"It will be recall that JOHESU suspended its last nationwide strike action on September 30, 2017, after the signing of MoU with the union. For the avoidance of doubt, our demands are, upward adjustment of consolidated health salary structure (COHESS), employment of additional health workers, implementation of court judgement,  upward review of retirement age from 60 to 65 among others.

"However, it is disheartening to note that after six months of the suspension our last strike and still counting, the Federal Government has not done anything tangible on the issues".

"JOHESU unions hereby direct all her members to proceed on an indefinite strike. States and Local Government health institutions are by this, placed on red alert and are to continue intense sensitisation and mobilisation of members for possible entry into the fray if the government foot drags in attending to our demands", he said.

Source : Daily Trust
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