The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA has disclosed that the Abia State Government owes Doctos and health workers 13 months’ salaries. While the Abia Government owes health workers 13 months’ salaries, members of the state Hospital Management Board had not been paid for 10 months. NMA President, Dr Francis Faduyile who disclosed this at the end of the 59th Annual General Conference and delegates’ meeting of the association which was held in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, further added that the salary of Nigerian doctors was abysmally lower than what their counterparts were offered in other countries.
“The AGC/DM expressed great displeasure and frowned on the failure of the Abia State Government to pay the salaries of doctors and other health workers working at the Abia State University Teaching Hospital for up to 13 months and Abia State Hospital Management Board for 10 months. The AGC/DM also expressed great displeasure and frowned on the payment of 70 per cent salaries to doctors and other health workers working with the Imo State Government since September, 2015. The AGC/DM considered the action of both the Abia State Government and Imo State Government as unacceptable while also expressing great displeasure at the non-payment or skipping by some tertiary health institutions in the country” he said.
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