No fewer than 4 medical docs have left Kogi State civil service on account of non-payment of wage and poor remuneration.
Kogi State chairman of the Nigeria Medical Affiliation, NMA, Dr Omakoji Oyiguh disclosed this on Wednesday, at a familiarization go to to the State Council of Ulamua.
Dr Oyiguh who was elected new chairman of NMA in August 2020 stated the issue has continued to depeen as extra docs are threatening to depart as quickly as they’ve higher alternatives elsewhere.
The chairman who expressed worries on this growth famous that the Kogi State Authorities ought to give utmost precedence to the welfare of well being employees to stop mass exodus of docs from the state’s civil service.
” The difficulty of strike isn’t what I need my very own administration to welcome. I might wish to be very proactive in discussing with authorities to make sure that issues don’t attain the extent the place docs might be pissed off to go on strike. This may create disaster within the well being system of Kogi State.
” Salaries have been reversed time and again since 2009, 2014 and now there may be minimal wage. Kogi State remains to be on the lowest stage of 2004. So, the docs should not completely happy that their salaries in comparison with their counterparts in FMC is about half, and in comparison with their counterparts additionally in different states.
“As at yesterday, 4 docs left the service of the Kogi State Authorities. So they’re leaving en-mass, and we can’t afford to say nothing is flawed. Issues are going flawed and we’re not completely happy that is additionally taking place underneath my management. We will’t rely the variety of docs which have stop the companies of the state. This doesn’t converse effectively of the confluence state. I’m simply two months outdated on this workplace.
“This can’t proceed. I simply must cry out now earlier than issues get out of fingers. Regardless of the governor can do, to avert additional lack of our docs to different state, he ought to please do it earlier than issues get out of fingers. As he’s celebrating his victory on the supreme court docket, he ought to lengthen that celebration to carry smiles to the faces of docs within the service of the federal government of Kogi State,” he added.
Responding, the State secretary, Kogi State Council of Ulamau Alhaji Babango Idris referred to as on the affiliation to cease the actions of quack docs within the state.
In accordance with him, the council will proceed to synergize with NMA in the direction of the safety of medical services and docs in Kogi State.