Strike: FG Directs Payment Of Over 450 Medical Doctors

 Strike: FG Directs Payment Of Over 450 Medical Doctors

As part of steps to end the on-going strike that has paralysed many Hospitals, the Federal Government has directed the immediate payment of salary arrears of over 450 Medical Doctors who are mostly House Officers.

Also, the Government said it has started discussing with the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and other health Associations on the review of the hazard allowance for all workers in the sector as it acknowledged that the 5,000 naira hazard allowance per head is paltry and pledged to review it.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige made the disclosures in an interview with Newsmen.

The Federal Government appealed to Doctors to abide by their Hippocratic Oath by calling off the strike in the interest of Nigerians.

TINU

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