The federal government has lifted the suspension of residency training programme in all federal hospitals with effect from Thursday, August 28 while the on-going appraisal of the programme continues.
On August 13th, President Goodluck Jonathan had ordered the suspension of the programme due to an industrial action the doctors began on July 1.
A statement by Dan Nwomeh special assistant on media and communication to the minister of Health on Thursday stated that the government has also reinstated all resident doctors that were disengaged as a result of the suspension with effect from the same date.
Accordingly, all chief medical directors and medical directors of the training centres were directed to issue letters of reinstatement to the resident doctors to enable them resume work immediately.
The federal government urges the resident doctors to see the magnanimity of government in reinstating them as a goodwill gesture to engender greater commitment and dedication to their duties.
The doctors had called off the strike on Monday.