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February 21, 2024
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NMA reacts as Ondo Govt orders payment of 100% hazard allowance to doctors

In a bid to avert industrial unrest in the health sector, the Ondo State Government has released the circular to effect the payment of 100 percent hazard allowance to the medical Doctors under government payroll.

The payment of the allowance will take effect from 2nd October, 2023

This is against the assumption of the doctors that the arrears of allowance will be paid.

The Nigerian Medical Association had noted that medical doctors may down tools if the circular for the payment of the hazard allowance is not released on or before the end of this week

The Chairman of NMA in Ondo state, Omosehin Adeyemi-Osowe thanked the governor for fulfilling his promise and pray for his quick recuperation.

He said this will in no small measure make work interesting for the doctors.

According to him, the state government has again demonstrated that it is committed to the welfare of health personnel in the state.

He also enjoined the Governor to as a matter of urgency direct the speed up of the recruitment process of health workers as promised .

He added that the entry point of doctors as approved by the federal government will help in attracting young and active doctors into Ondo state health system

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