Abia government dismisses report of sacking doctors
Abia State Government has dismissed reports that it has terminated the employment of its medical doctors, describing the claims as “untrue.”
The State Commissioner for Health, Dr Ngozi Okoronkwo, debunked the report in a statement, stating that the report is only a figment of the author’s imagination
Okoronkwo noted that “the government has no intention of sacking or disengaging any doctor or health personnel currently working to support our ongoing efforts at reviving the health sector in the state.”
The commissioner also maintained that no one has been asked to submit a “fresh expression of interest,” as claimed in a fake circular.
Okoronkwo, however, urged the doctors and members of the general public to ignore the rumour and support the several initiatives of the government aimed at driving holistic healthcare delivery in the state.
She added that since her appointment, first as Special Adviser on Health Care Delivery, in Otti’s administration, she had adopted several pragmatic initiatives at reviving the health sector in the state.
Okoronkwo said her intervention caused the health workers’ six-month-long strike to be called off to returned to work almost immediately.
She noted that she was currently spearheading the efforts of Governor Alex Otti’s administration to rebuild dilapidated healthcare facilities across the state.
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