Tue. Apr 13th, 2021

Covid-19: FCT Resident doctors decry poor state of welfare

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The Association of Resident Doctors in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has decried the poor state of welfare among health workers especially in the face of the covid-19 pandemic.

A medical practitioner who spoke with the Nation under anonymity said: “It is quite unfair to the health workers especially the resident doctors who have their workplace as the only source of income. Doctors who were promoted and backdated are yet to be paid arrears since 2016 and unfortunately, most are due for another promotion, hence, creating unnecessary backlogs.”

According to them these issues, which date back to several years, ranging from unpaid salaries for some months in 2019, promotion arrears from 2016, 2017, and 2018, covid-19 allowances for health workers in isolation centres, and skipping of newly employed doctors.

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