HEALTH

FG Releases N4.5 bn to 31 Teaching Hospitals_Ada Nkong

The Federal Government has released the sum of N4.5 billion to 31 Federal Teaching and Medical Centres across the country.
The payment covers hazard and inducement allowances for the month of April and May.
This is even as it has expressed optimism that the strike action embarked upon by the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria, will end soon.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, made this disclosure while briefing State House Correspondents, in company of the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire and the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr. Festus Keyamo, after they briefed President Muhammadu Buhari, on the strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD).
Recalled that NARD had on Sunday instructed its members to down tools over shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and poor remuneration for members as they battle the raging Coronavirus pandemic.

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