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FG approves N25,000 allowance for medical doctors

The Federal Government has approved the payment of N25,000 of peculiar allowance for medical doctors and dentists in hospitals, medical centres, and clinics in the federal public service.

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The approval was contained in a letter dated July 26, 2023, titled ‘Accoutrement allowance for medical and dental doctors in hospitals, medical centres, and clinics in federal MDAs’.

Dr Uche Ojinmah, the President of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, said it awaited the full implementation of the agreements they had and explained that the association was grateful that the government had taken a step regarding one of its agreements.

A letter announcing the allowance on Thursday said that the Federal Government had approved the payment of an accoutrement allowance of N25,000 per quarter to medical and dental doctors in hospitals, medical centres, and clinics in the federal public service, saying that the allowance is to be paid from the overhead budget.

According to the letter, “The approval takes effect from June 1, 2023.

Recall that earlier this week, the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) announced an indefinite strike over the government’s failure to meet some demands.  

Some of their demands include; failure to release the Medical Residency Training Fund (MRTF), review of the consolidated medical salary structure, payment of arrears from 2014, 2015 and 2016 and many others.  

The speaker of the House of Representatives had earlier requested members of the NARD provide a two-week grace period during the meeting with the leadership of the group.  

Resident Doctors are medical Doctors in training in a specialised field of medicine.

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