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Calls for hazard pay for health care workers

Calls for hazard pay for health care workers
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More allowances are needed to compensate workers in the field.

The Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) has urged the government to implement hazard allowances for workers in hospitals across the country. Such allowances would improve working conditions and better protect employees from health risks. The President of MDCAN stated that the current working conditions in Nigerian hospitals are putting workers at risk of contracting diseases. He said that hazard allowances would help to improve conditions and protect workers. MDCAN has been lobbying the government to implement hazard allowances for several years, but the government has yet to act. It was urged for the government to take action now to improve the working conditions of hospital workers.

MDCAN is an organization that represents the interests of Nigerian medical and dental consultants. MDCAN was founded in 1976, and its members are elected from among the country’s medical and dental consultants. MDCAN’s main objectives are to promote and protect the interests of its members, to promote and maintain high standards of medical and dental practice, and to promote and maintain the dignity and status of the medical and dental professions in Nigeria. The organization has memberships in government, non-government hospitals, secondary and tertiary facilities throughout the country. This allows them to have a broad reach and impact on the healthcare landscape.

The NEC advised the Government to take measures.

This association consists of a group of highly qualified medical specialists in various fields of medicine. The members of MDCAN have extensive experience and expertise in their respective medical disciplines, and are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to their patients. The group is committed to improving the health of Nigerians by providing expert advice and guidance on a variety of medical issues.

National Executive Council (NEC) has advised the Government to be mindful of actions that may result in health workers losing their income, especially as inflation worsens in the country. They noted that health workers are vital to the country’s response to the pandemic, and that any actions which result in them losing income could have a detrimental effect on the country’s ability to cope with the pandemic. The NEC advised the Government to take measures to protect the income of health workers, and to ensure that they are able to continue to provide vital services to the country.

Improved health can lead to reduced crime rates.

The World Health Organization recommends that governments at all levels prioritize the allocation of resources to the health sector for infrastructure and human capacity development. This is because investing in the health sector can have a number of positive ripple effects throughout society. For example, a healthier population is generally more productive, and thus investing in health can lead to increased economic growth. Additionally, improved health can lead to reduced crime rates and improved social cohesion.

Governments should prioritize the allocation of resources to the health sector for infrastructure and human capacity development. This will ensure that the health sector is able to meet the needs of the population and provide quality care. Investing in the health sector is essential for ensuring the well-being of the population. The health sector is responsible for providing care and services to people who are sick or injured, and for preventing illness and injury. To do this, the health sector needs adequate resources, including infrastructure and human resources. Infrastructure refers to the physical facilities and equipment that are necessary for the delivery of health care services. For example, hospitals need to have enough beds, operating rooms, and diagnostic equipment to meet the needs of their patients.

A brain drain of experienced and highly skilled health workers.

Overall the nation’s health security is at risk if its health workforce needs are not addressed soon. A brain drain of experienced and highly skilled health workers could jeopardize the nation’s ability to effectively respond to health emergencies and provide quality care. The nation’s health workforce is aging, and fewer people are entering the field. This trend is compounded by the fact that many experienced health workers are nearing retirement. As a result, the nation is facing a shortage of qualified health workers. This shortage could have a negative impact on the quality of care provided to patients and the nation’s ability to respond to health emergencies.


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Ask Nigeria
1 month ago

Calls for hazard pay for health care workers – More allowances are needed to compensate workers in the field. – Express your point of view.

DimOla
Member
1 month ago

It is very aspect should be taken seriously by our government. Health worker should be well taken care of because they exposed to health hazards. If the necessary things are done here in Nigeria in our health sectors we will not experience brain drain.
Government should be serious about this.

Hassan Isa
Member
1 month ago

This is very important cos health is wealth and these are the people that maintain our health

Khalifa001
Member
1 month ago

They actually need it a lot there jobs are dangerous

Haykaylyon26
Member
1 month ago

It is needed because they job is necessary and they are expose to danger as well the more they get pay more the more they work hard and prevent unnecessary thing to happen

jdpumping
Member
1 month ago

Workers in health sectors need to be paid for hazards they gave in discharging their duties during the recent Corona virus many frontline health workers lost their lives

Yomii
Member
1 month ago

Yeah they need it cos they are exposed to danger daily in their line of duty and it can help their families out if something bad happens

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