Nasarawa State Government has issued out an order to medical doctors working in public hospitals in the state to shut down their private clinics and hospitals in order to concentrate more on their job.
The order was issued out, at the State Executive Council (SEC) meeting presided by Governor Abdullahi Sule at the Council Chamber, Government House, Lafia.
The State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Professor Abdulkarim Abubakar Kana, explained that the state executive council has endorsed the resolution of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, calling for all doctors in government payroll who own and manage private clinics and hospitals, to close their clinics in order to concentrate on the government hospitals were they earn salaries.
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This is to avoid a scenario where government-employed doctors divert patients to their private clinics for other financial considerations,” the Commissioner stated.
The government also disclosed its plan to introduce a special scholarship scheme, for indigenes of the state studying medicine, nursing and midwifery.
The state Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Honourable Dogo Shammah, said the special scholarship scheme to be introduced, will seek to encourage indigenes to study medicine, nursing and midwifery, in order to reduce cases of inadequate personnel in the state’s health sector.