The Federal Government says it might stop medical doctors in public sector from engaging in private practice.
The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday.
The minister said the council had decided to look into the issue of private practice by medical doctors in the public sector and had set up a committee on the matter.
“A committee has been set up to look extensively into that issue because we want to resolve the issue of what does the law of the land states and what the rule of professional ethics says,” the minister said.
“The law of the land does not allow any public officer to do anything other than farming.
“So, that committee would make appropriate recommendation to government on this important issue which is of considerable interest to quite a number of Nigerians.”
Adewole added that the council resolved to set up a committee on the works being done in the health sector.