In strict compliance with Civil Service Rules and Regulations which forbids government workers of any category from engaging in private practice except farming, the state government will soon wield the big stick against doctors engaging in private practice.
Olayinka Owoeye, Head of Service, State of Osun stated this Monday, at the on-going ministerial media conference organized by the Ministry of Information and Strategy.
Owoeye noted that the Military Decree which allowed medical doctors to engage in private practice while in the public service is no longer tenable since it was not incorporated into the nation’s constitution like the Land Use Decree.
He said that for the government of the state, the best interest of the people remain a top priority; therefore it would no longer tolerate a situation where doctors in the civil service will be busy diverting patients to their private clinics rather than concentrate on delivering the best medicare to the people.
The Head of Service also seized the opportunity to remind civil servants that the rule of service forbids any public officer from accepting chieftaincy title from any quarters while still in the civil service.