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Nasarawa hospitals in crisis as doctors resign en masse over poor welfare conditions




The President of the National Association of Residents Doctors in Nasarawa State, Dr. Yakubu Adeleke, revealed that medical doctors across the 13 Local Government Areas of the state are resigning due to the non-implementation of promotions for eight years and the inadequate welfare package provided by the state government.

Speaking with newsmen in Lafia on Tuesday, Dr. Adeleke highlighted the grievances of doctors who have been tirelessly advocating for improved working conditions to no avail.

Despite promises from the state governor, Abdullahi Sule, to address their concerns, including promotions, hazard allowance, and salary adjustments, no concrete steps have been taken.

Dr. Adeleke emphasized the demotivating effects of these challenges, including a wide salary disparity between state-employed doctors and those in federal institutions.

Responding to the crisis, the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Gaza Gwamna, assured that the state government had commenced the implementation of welfare packages for doctors and was actively working to fill vacant positions through new employment opportunities.

He urged remaining doctors to remain calm while the government addresses their grievances.