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Health workers demand immediate payment of hazard pay

The National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives, Nasarawa State Chapter, wants the state government to start providing hazard pay immediately to state health workers to improve their conditions of life.

The state chairman of the association, Comrade Shawulu Tammah made the call during Nurses Week 2022 in Lafia.

Nurses Week brought together nurses and midwives from public and private health facilities across the state to participate in a series of activities, including lectures, workshops and physical exercises, as well as to identify some of the main challenges that impede the delivery of quality health services.

Comrade Shawulu Tammah, Chairman of Nasarawa State, National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives, explained that health workers, especially nurses, work under inadequate care and poor service conditions in the ‘State.

He stressed the need for the state government to focus on providing welfare programs for nurses and steadily employing more healthcare workers to reduce the constant pressure they face in the workplace. exercise of their functions.

The President of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives, Comrade Micheal Nnachi, represented by the Association’s Treasurer, Comrade Laraba Lenka, said most nurses were the first victims of the COVID pandemic -19 in the line of duty, hence the need to initiate special recovery incentives to boost morale.

Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, represented by State Health Commissioner, Mr. Ahmed Yahaya, noted that the state government will continue to pay special attention to the health sector.

The theme for Nurses Week 2022 is ““Nurses, a voice to lead, invest in nursing and respect rights to secure global health”.

Reporting by Chris Nyamtu; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade/Annabel Nwachukwu

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