New Pay For Cross River Health Workers In March - Imoke

Source: THEWILL. -

CALABAR, Feb 18, (THEWILL) - Governor Liyel Imoke of Cross River State has assured health workers that government would implement their new salary structure with effect from next month.

Imoke, who disclosed this at the fourth matriculation ceremony of the College of Health Technology, Calabar, appealed to all public servants especially in the healthcare and education sectors to call off their industrial action immediately so as to facilitate a civil and objective discussion of terms and demands.

The Governor noted that the college is pivotal to the implementation of the crucial health care delivery programmes and projects of the administration, adding that it was set up to train key health service personnel that would deliver health care services directly to the most vulnerable members of some of the most remote communities.

He stated that the institution is charged with developing professionals to drive vital components of the State’s healthcare delivery programmes, and accordingly government would continue to support it financially and other wise to ensure that it succeeds in its bid to effectively and efficiently nurture competent and qualified health care providers at all levels.

Cross River State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Edet Ikpi, represented by Dr. Philip Obaji, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, said the occasion was a great stride toward the development of the college and rapid goal attainment, adding that the government places emphasis on the renovation of hospitals across the State.

The Provost of the College, Dr. Franklin Ani, in a welcome address, said Governor Imoke is not only committed to the college but on improving the health care programme of the State, adding that the school has recorded appreciable results in some external examinations while calling for job placement for its graduates.

Ani, who disclosed that 431 students were presented for matriculation, said government has contributed to the enviable position which the school has attained and called for the implementation of new salary scale for medical staff.

Governor Imoke had earlier commissioned a new girls’ hostel, as well as inspected the school’s library and health information communication technology centre.