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N5,000 hazard allowance not enough, Nasarawa doctors beg Sule


Medical doctors working with the Nasarawa State Government have appealed to the Governor, Abdullahi Sule, to consider increasing their monthly hazard allowance from N5,000 to N100,000.

The doctors expressed their concerns following the death of two gynaecologist consultants who recently died of Lassa fever, after contracting the disease from an infected pregnant woman who was rushed to the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia.

Speaking in Lafia on Tuesday, the Chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association in the state, Emmanuel Sabo, explained that the N5,000 monthly hazard allowance that is presently received by doctors in Nasarawa was not enough considering the risks involved in the profession.

He said, “Medical doctors face great risks on a daily basis while carrying out their duties. We are doing the job because we love it, especially because it concerns humanity. We know that the governor is doing his best for us and other people in the health sector but we are appealing for more.

“The N5,000 monthly hazard allowance is not enough for us. We would be happy if Governor Abdullahi Sule will use his good office to increase it to N100,000 so that medical doctors in the state can meet up with their financial needs.”


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