Former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki has expressed shock over the revelation that medical doctors in Nigeria work for 100 hours in a week.
He made the remark when officials of the National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, paid him a visit on Saturday, after the suspension of their strike.
Blaze fm reports that Saraki commended the doctors for their patriotic decision to call off the strike.
According to the former Senate President, who is also a medical doctor, “the one that shocked me most was the revelation that many of the members put in over 100 hours of service every week.
“I remember that as a young doctor working in the hospitals, the maximum hour I was doing per week was 72 hours. The UK and most countries have since reduced the maximum number of hours a doctor can work in a week for safety reasons.”
“Yet, in our country, some doctors still put in over 100 hours. This constitutes a danger to the patients those doctors attend to,” he added.