Masari to review salary of Katsina health personnel

Posted by News Express | 2 October 2015 | 4,556 times

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Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State has said his administration would review downward the salary of health personnel in the state.

He said this when he received the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Farouk, on Thursday in Katsina.

He added that the salary of health personnel in the state was one of the serious problems of the health sector, noting that the review was based on the current financial situation of the state.

The governor said that the monthly salary of a qualified medical doctor was N850,000, while a diploma holder from health technology received about N200,000 per month.

He said he was planning to meet with stakeholders in the health sector to discuss the issue, adding that “one has to cut his or her expenditure according to what is in the pocket.”

Masari then announced the state government’s intention to commence the renovation of hospitals in the state, saying three general hospitals would be refurbished in each of the three senatorial zones of the state.

The governor said the renovation was based on the deplorable conditions of the hospitals, noting that the selected hospitals would be equipped with necessary medical facilities and personnel.

He added that his administration gave education top priority and needed about N45 billion for renovation and provision of teaching materials to some schools across the state.

He said the state government had set up three committees to commence renovation of 12 primary and secondary schools from each senatorial zone.

He then urged parents, corporate organisations and wealthy individuals to complement government’s efforts in reviving the education sector in the state.

He also urged Nigerians to pray for the federal and state governments to able to succeed in delivering dividends of democracy to citizens.

Earlier, Farouk had commended the governor for introducing sanitation vehicles to evacuate waste throughout the state.

The emir said that the measure would assist in keeping the environment clean and reduce the rate of infection and diseases among the people.

He pledged to continue to support the present administration in its efforts to reduce corruption. (NAN)

•Photo shows Gov. Masari.

Source: News Express

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