Reps push FG to grant financial cover for health workers’ migration
The House of Representatives has asked the Federal Medical Colleges, the Federal Hospitals, and the Teaching Hospitals and Centres to grant financial support and exemptions on incidental costs of replacing, resigned, and retrenched health workers.Information Guide Nigeria
According to POLITICS NIGERIA, this call was made on Thursday following the delivering of a resolution by Hon. Uju Chima Kingsley on the topic “Need for the Replacement of Health Workers Who Have Migrated to Other Countries in the Wake of the COVID–19 Pandemic”.
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Speaking, Hon. Kingsley said: “A radical approach needs to be taken to fill the gap in the health sector, through massive recruitment and replacement of health workers as well as an upgrade in the remuneration of workers in the health sector.
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“An effective stakeholders’ engagement of the relevant Ministries, Departments, and Agencies would serve as a catalyst to effecting the reforms”.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Hon. Kingsley also attributed the mass departures of health professionals and widespread apathy to the inadequate remuneration provided to them despite the risks they face.
He added that the number of COVID–19 cases may grow too large for the current medical workers, increasing the risk of the virus spreading further. Jamb Result
As reported by POLITICS NIGERIA, the House have ordered its Committee on Healthcare Services to conduct a frequent and systematic examination of the implementation of the much–needed changes after passing the motion.