The Primary Health Care Workers through out the 21 local governments of Kogi State have threatened to lower their tools if the State Government refused to meet their demands for improved salary.
Comrade Rose Momoh, the State Secretary, Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (NHWUN) made this known in a statement issued to journalists on Saturday.
Momoh noted that the primary health workers, for the past two years, were been paid 30 to 35 per cent salaries.
She the stated the Health Workers recently suffered worst. 25 percent their January salary in 2022 was paid to them.
“The salary the Kogi State Government is paying to our health workers at the Local Government level cannot take care of their transport from home to workplace, coming to talk of bringing food on the table for the family to survive.
“We can no longer bear this continuous hardship we are facing. Health workers risk their lives every day to save others, yet, their salary is nothing to write home about. Who have we offended? Is this what is obtainable in other states?”
“Our demand is that the government should complete the process of Primary Health Care under one roof and move the PHC workers and their salaries to State Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA) immediately. We are also demanding that primary health care workers be paid 100 per cent like their state counterparts,” the statement added.
The Union appealed to the State Government and health partners in the state to help them as their members continue dwindling on a daily basis because of the hardship the percentage salaries has placed on them.