Tag: Health Workers

Strike Threat: FG reaches truce with aggrieved health workers

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has disclosed that the federal government has reached a truce with aggrieved health workers of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) an assembly of healthcare professionals. Ngige, said this while addressing newsmen at the end of a five-hour conciliation meeting with[Read More…]

Federal Government to decide new hazard allowance for health workers

The Federal Government says it will take the final decision on the new hazard allowance for health workers in the country. The government says it has also directed the health workers who had issued a trade dispute notices to withdraw the strike notices immediately. Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr[Read More…]

“There are weapons in the Labour Laws, I will invoke” – Chris Ngige promises to deal with doctors if they refuse to resume work

The Federal Government will implement the ‘no work, no pay’ on the striking National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) if they refuse to resume work. This is according to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, who issued the warning on Friday during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today.[Read More…]

Federal Government says Health Workers’ strike is illegal, unnecessary

The Federal Government has described the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) strike which commenced on Sunday midnight as “unnecessary, ill-timed and illegal”. Sen. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, said this in a statement signed by Mr Charles Akpan, Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations, in the ministry, on[Read More…]

Health minister says Nigeria spent N20bn on health workers’ allowance during Covid-19 Pandemic

The federal government says it has spent N20 billion on the allowance of health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking when he appeared on Sunrise Daily, a breakfast programme on Channels Television, Olorunnimbe Mamora, minister of state for health, dismissed the allegation that government is not committed to the welfare[Read More…]

47 medical workers test positive for coronavirus in Kano

Kano State Government has confirmed that some 47 medical workers have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease in the state. Dr. Tijjani Hussain, the Coordinator, Kano State Taskforce on COVID-19, made the disclosure at a news conference of the Taskforce on COVID-19 on Sunday in Kano. He said the[Read More…]

Breaking: Nurse dies of Covid-19 related symptoms in Maiduguri

A retired anesthetic nurse working with an international organisation in Pulka town of Gwoza LGA has died of COVID-19 related symptoms. A relative of the deceased told newsmen that the late Nurse house is being fumigated. Daily Trust Newspaper reports that there are fears that other health workers may have[Read More…]

Coronavirus spread through the air and lingers in rooms & doors long after patients have left, study finds

The killer coronavirus can spread through the air and remain contagious for hours, another study has suggested. US scientists found high levels of the bug lurking in the air in rooms long after patients had left. What’s more is that traces of the coronavirus were also discovered in hospital corridors outside patients’[Read More…]

Resident doctors embark on Indefinite striker over non-payment of 11 months salaries

The Gombe State chapter of the National Association of Resident Doctors, (NARD) on Monday commenced an indefinite strike over non-payment of 11 months salaries and poor welfare package. President of the state chapter, Dr Saidu A.B. Alhassan, said the indefinite strike was to drive home their demands over lingering problems[Read More…]

Nigerian Health Workers To Commence Indefinite Strike Nationwide

Health workers in Nigeria, under the aegis of Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), and Assembly of Health Care Professionals (AHPA), will commence an indefinite strike on April 7. Chimele Ogbonna, vice-president of JOHESU, made the disclosure on Thursday in Jos, when he led national officials of the body on a[Read More…]