The government of Enugu State Headed by Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has announced the Increase Of Corp Members Stipend serving in state Enugu State.This was known by Commissioner for Information Mr Ogbuagu Anikwe on Wednesday while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the State Executive Council meeting.
Mr. Anikwe said about Increase Of Corp Members Stipend of medical doctors serving in hospitals in rural areas would henceforth receive N30, 000 monthly from the state government as against N3, 800 being given to them currently.
on the other hand, he said, pharmacists, nurses, radiographers, laboratory scientists and statisticians would receive a monthly stipend of N20, 000.He further announced based on Increase Of Corp Members Stipend that the government also planned to review the service condition and welfare of other set of corps members in the state.
Hence He explained that the increase in allowances of the corps members serving in health facilities was to further ensure that health services were taken close to rural dwellers.According to Him government has approved that each corps member selected to work as a medical doctor in government hospital in the rural areas will get a monthly stipend of N30, 000.
“All of these will cost the government extra N31.2 million per annum but it is an expense that is worth it. It is to ensure that health facilities are available at the door steps of our people,” he said.
Anikwe said that the government noted the challenges of getting medical personnel to work health facilities in rural communities and decided on the incentive.
According to him, the reason for Increase Of Corp Members Stipend by the council is that it provides a sure way to solve the problem of getting health personnel from the NYSC who will be encouraged with an increased stipend.
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