The 2014 Consolidated Medical Salary Scale (CONMESS) for resident physicians working in the state ministry of health has been fully authorized by Kaduna State Governor Uba Sani.
Kaduna Government Approves Implementation of CONMESS for Medical Personnel. Sani revealed the information in a statement released by his chief press secretary, Mr. Muhammad Shehu, on Monday in Kaduna. The governor said that he announced the news at a press conference on Sunday as part of celebrations for his first 100 days in office.
According to him, the clearance came after a negotiating committee headed by the state head of service submitted its report.
He pointed out that during talks with the striking doctors in August, it came to light that resident physicians at the ministry only earned 75% of the 2014 CONMESS, compared to 100% for their equivalents at the Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital.
The governor mandated that resident physicians in the ministry begin implementing the authorized CONMESS in full as of September in order to bring them up to par with their colleagues at Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital.
He believed that the action would increase output and draw more physicians to the region. The governor said that the committee’s recommendation to continue hiring 89 medical professionals to address vacancies had been approved.
You’ll remember that we recently flagged-off the transfer of cutting-edge medical equipment to our renovated basic health care centers. “This effort, among other things, was aimed to enhance physicians’ morale and promote access to high-quality healthcare for Kaduna residents.This demonstrates the administration’s dedication to provide every citizen or resident with access to a primary healthcare facility within one kilometer of their homes, the governor said.
Additionally, he claimed that his government has drawn more investors to Kaduna State by fostering a business-friendly atmosphere.
He pledged to finish the tasks left unfinished by the state’s most recent government.
He predicted that efforts to revitalize rural communities would get fresh attention. Regarding security, Sani commended security organizations for helping to train 7,000 state vigilance service members who had just been recruited as well as veteran members.
The governor also expressed gratitude to the people of Kaduna for their support of his government and urged them to continue doing so.