Asaba – The Delta Government would soon redistribute medical and health workers in public hospitals across the state, the
Commissioner for Health, Dr Nicholas Azinge, said.
Azinge made the disclosure on Thursday in Asaba when the executives of the Medical and Dental Consultants’Association of Nigeria (MDCAN), Health Management Board (HMB) branch visited him.
He said the redistribution of staff had become necessary in view of the need to effectively address the shortage of manpower in some areas of specialty.
The commissioner explained that the policy was a short term measure, pending when the embargo on employment would be lifted.
He expressed optimism that the measure would afford the Ministry of Health the opportunity to optimally utilise available staff in places where they were mostly needed.
He urged the MDCAN members to constitute themselves into problem-solving professionals that would grow the confidence and revenue profile of their work places.
The commissioner, however, assured members of the association that their welfare in the areas of official car and extra allowance would be addressed when the IGR improve.
Earlier, the Asaba Chairman of MDCAN, Dr Raphael Onyemekeihia, had told the commissioner that the visit was to thank the state government for the implementation of the Consolidated Medical Salary Structure(CONMESS).
He pledge the Association’s loyalty to the state government and assured on restoration of professional dignity among consultants.
Onyemekeihia called for the employment of more consultants, support staff and reduction of taxes on doctors’ salary. (NAN)