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Adamawa Hospital Owes Over 800 Staff 2 Years Salary

notably Some 836 hospital support staff in Adamawa are appealing to the state government to pay them their salaries, which have accumulated for over 27 months since they were employed.

further The staff comprised cleaners, security men, drivers, record keepers as well as laboratory and theatre attendants employed in 2014. The workers appealed to Governor Jibrilla Bindow to intervene and end their sufferings.

her response The spokesman for the workers, Malam Ibrahim Auwal, said they had complained to the Ministry of Health and a committee was set up to address the issue. He said after their complaint, they were screened by a committee which retrieved their permanent and pensionable employment letter and replaced it with temporary appointment.  He said they were given personal subhead number with the assurance that they will be captured in September salary, only to find out that the voucher of September salary to be paid did not include them.

He said that the 836 of them had the capacity to ground activities in government hospitals if their plight was not attended to.

He said Doctors and nurses are being paid while they are being ignored. He accused the committee set up to verify them of creating more confusion by omitting the names of 173 people and adding other new names to the list.

He said, “We are 836 but the committee after the screening omitted the names of 173 people and again went ahead to submit the list of 998 people creating more confusion as the commissioner of Health refused to sign leading to the setting up of another committee to look into the complaint.”

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