Reps blame abuse of IPPIS for health workers strike
The House of Representatives Committee on Health Care Services has blamed the abuse of the Integrated Payment and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) for the strike action embarked upon by resident doctors
Enugu to recruit 1,300 health workers
No fewer than 1,300 health workers of various specialisations will be employed Enugu State, an official said on Saturday.
Akwa Ibom governor approves 80% salary increment for health workers
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel has announced an upward salary review of 70 to 80 per cent for the state health workers under the aegis of Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU).
Health workers in Akwa Ibom begin street, market awareness on COVID-19
As part of measures to check the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Akwa Ibom State, the Conglomerate of Health Professionals in the state has commenced street and market sensitisation.
Insurers to drive new policy with 15 per cent premium rebate to health workers
Underwriting firms in nation’s insurance industry have expressed readiness in offering health workers a 15 per cent discount on new policies taken up in 2020 to cushion financial hardships linked to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus: Ogun government launches mobile app for health workers
The Ogun Government has launched a mobile application to enhance information dissemination among health workers in the state in order to contain the coronavirus.
Resident doctors denounce attacks on health workers
Medical practitioners under the aegis of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have protested against rising attacks on health workers by relations of patients on admission in hospitals
Effects of lingering health workers’ strike on Nigerians
It is no longer news that patients in public hospitals across the country have come under severe strains as the nationwide health workers’ strike lingers. The industrial action by the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) has taken a huge toll on health services delivery in the public hospitals. The challenges are enormous and the experience,…
‘Between Syrian and Nigerian health workers’
I’m really stumped. What with strike action every time in Nigeria embarked upon by health workers trained to save lives. Sometimes you hear the harangue of medical personnel and the display of egoistic attitudes against others in the medical profession that they consider their junior in the pecking order.
World Health Workers Week: Celebrating the heroes that keep us healthy
Going through the health system there are several stops, from the midwives to the counselor through the pharmacist, from the community health workers to nurses and doctors through the laboratory scientists working at various levels to offer care to those in need. These health workers are the backbone of effective health systems and often times…
Experts seek action against extension of manhours for health workers
Experts in the healthcare sector have called for urgent steps to address the extended man-hour medical practitioners go through daily, leading to their early death or general fatigue. They argued that the more an employee stays long on a job, the more fatigue he gets which exposes them to making avoidable mistakes. At a-one day…