National Association of Resident Doctors insists on two hundred percent salary increase
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on June 5, 2023
The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, is urging President Bola Tinubu to declare a state of emergency in the health sector to address the menacing brain drain.
It notes that while most doctors are competent and patriotic, the poor working environment, welfare, insecurity, among others, pushed many to seek greener pastures abroad.
The union however, insists on at least a 200 per cent increment in the basic salary of its members, with the additional allowances, as contained in the letter it sent to the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Health on July 7, 2022.
The NARD expressed shock over the recent increase in the prices of petroleum products, following the removal of subsidy, saying this would propel an increased inflation rate and cost of living.
Still on health concerns, the Kano State Governor, Abba Yusuf, has announced the revocation of the sale of Hasiya Bayero Pediatric Hospital.
The hospital was allegedly sold during the administration of a former governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, to an All Progressives Congress chieftain.
Governor Yusuf made this announcement during his visit to the hospital, reaffirming his commitment to enhancing healthcare services, particularly for women and children.
During his visit, Governor Yusuf expressed his concern for the well-being of the people, emphasizing the significance of accessible and quality healthcare.