The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has asked the presidency to shelve its planned harmonisation of salaries of health workers in the country.
The association made the call in a communique issued at the end of the fifty seventh annual general meeting and delegate conference of the association, in Calabar, from April 24 to 29 .
NMA’s President Dr Mike Ogirima, President who issued the communique agreed that health workers faced many hazards in the discharge of their duties, but said that their output could not be compared to doctors who performed the bulk of the medical services.
Medical doctors, according to him, are highly skilled and few in the country as the cut-off mark for medical students now is 280 and above.
Ogirima said that NMA is not against moves to enhance the welfare of other health workers, but insisted that relativity should be maintained on the issues of salaries of health workers in the hospitals.