In the wake of the ongoing indefinite strike embarked on by the national association of resident doctors, the federal government has approved the payment of twenty-five thousand Naira [25,000] peculiar allowance to be paid to medical and dental doctors serving in hospitals, medical centers, and clinics within the federal republic service. The allocation for this allowance will be sourced from the overhead budget. This was disclosed in a statement by the chairman and chief executive officer of the national Salary and Wages Commission, Ekponta.
Moreover, to address some of the demands made by the striking doctors, the government has released several circulars. Among these9 is the circular on review of CONMESS [consolidated medical salary structure], which outlines a 25 percent increase in grades CONMESS seven .
Additionally, a circular review of CONHESS [consolidated health salary structure] has been issued. This circular stipulates8 a 25% increase for grades CONHESS one to fourteen [1-14] and a 35% increase for grades CONHESS fifteen .
Furthermore, to address the concerns of doctors working outside hospitals, a circular has been issued specifically for hazard allowance. These measures demonstrate the government’s commitment to resolving the ongoing crisis and providing better working conditions and remuneration for medical practitioners in the country.