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FG offers to pay doctors salary arrears

by Kunle Awosiyan

As part of steps to end the on-going strike that has paralysed many hospitals, the Federal Government has directed immediate payment of salary arrears of over FOUR HUNDRED AND FIFTY medical doctors.
Those affected are mostly House Officers, who are being owed for three months.

Also, 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.

It acknowledge FIVE THOUSANDS Hazard Allowance per head as paltry and pledged to review it.
The government appealed to doctors to abide by their Hippocratic Oath by calling off the strike in the interest of Nigerians.

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