Doctors in Ekiti State under the aegis of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) have lamented that the six month arrears of salaries
owed their colleagues practicing in government hospitals is causing them hardship.
They said payment of salaries to workers and effective funding of the health institutions, particularly the Ekiti State
University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH) will improve healthcare delivery and would ensure that the institution meets its core mandate in
research and training.
State Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Dr. Sunday Omoya, disclosed this on Saturday at a briefing to mark the end of the 2017 Physicians’ Week and Annual General Meeting of the body held in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.
Pleading for payment of doctors’ salaries, Omoya said:
“We are pleading that even if all the arrears won’t be paid, government must
bring us as per with our colleague civil servants.
“As we speak now, six months are being owed while civil servants are owed five months and this is causing serious demoralization to our
doctors in all the cadres of health institutions”