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Hazard Allowance Payments to Healthcare Professionals are Crucial – NLC

Ayuba Wabba, NLC President

Mr Ayuba Wabba, President of the Nigerian Labor Congress, has urged the Federal Government to start paying the country’s health workers’ hazard allowances right away.

Wabba made the announcement during the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives’ annual Federal Capital Territory Nurses Week/Scientific Workshop on Thursday in Abuja.

Ayuba Wabba, President of the Nigerian Labor Congress, has urged the Federal Government to start paying the country’s health workers’ hazard allowances right away claimed that although the stipend has been evaluated, payment has not yet started at the workshop with the topic “Invest in Nursing and respect rights to protect world health.”

Many healthcare professionals have contracted illnesses while caring for patients. I salute the nurses and midwives; they will receive rewards both in heaven and on earth. I advise learning so you can produce quality output.

“Hazard allowance payments will raise the spirits of our nation’s healthcare professionals.

He paid tribute to those who lost their lives while trying to stop the COVID-19 pandemic by saving lives by saying, “The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the invaluable role of nurses.”

“Nurses and midwives are the smiles of life; they hold special places in all Nigerians’ hearts.

They also hold a very significant place in every nation’s healthcare system. Without nurses, the healthcare industry will not survive.

“You are the lifeblood of the healthcare system; being a nurse requires a mother’s heart and compassion. This is the heart that must characterise our healthcare industry, he remarked.

Ayuba Wabba, President of the Nigerian Labor Congress, has urged the Federal Government to start paying the country’s health workers’ hazard allowances right away and praised Malam Mohammed Bello, Minister of the FCT, for paying medical staff on time.

He called for improved wages for nurses saying, “A hungry worker cannot provide quality health services”.

Also speaking, Bello commended the roles nurses play in the healthcare system.

He paid respect to those who lost their lives while trying to stop the COVID-19 pandemic by saving lives by saying, “The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the important role of nurses.”

“Nurses and midwives are the smiles of life; they hold special positions in all Nigerians’ hearts.

They also hold a very significant place in every nation’s healthcare system. Without nurses, the healthcare industry will not survive.

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“You are the lifeblood of the healthcare system; being a nurse requires a mother’s heart and compassion. This is the heart that must characterise our healthcare industry, he remarked.

Yusuf Sununu, the chairman of the House Committee on Health Services, also made a demand for improved ties between doctors and nurses in the healthcare industry, calling them crucial to achieving global health.

He expressed surprise that more than 1,700 nurses had departed the nation in search of what he called “greener pastures” and praised those who had chosen to remain and support the nation’s healthcare system.

He urged nurses to treat patients with respect and urged patients to do the same. He added that some patients were unhappy with their behaviour in hospitals and “said they would rather die at home than in the hospital.”

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“Words heal faster than medicine, so it will bode well if we can change the way we think about patients.

He warned that the health sector might collapse if nothing was done to reverse the trend and urged the federal government to allocate 15% of the annual national budget to the sector.

He demanded that nurses be compensated and paid for their welfare.

In order to stop the brain drain, the congressman also demanded an increased compensation package for workers by allocating 70% of the consolidated wage.

He added that although nurses are kind and modest, their burden tends to affect them because they are also people, and that other incentive would help stop the brain drain. (NAN).

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