EKITI: National Association of Community Health Workers Demand Payment of Consolidated Health Salary Structure to Members
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The Ekiti State Chairman National Association of Community Health Workers Mr Olatunbosun Temitope Isaac has called for an improved welfares for members of the Association as workers in Nigeria Celebrate this year’s workers Day.
Olatunbosun who congratulated members of the Association for witnessing another celebration after two years cancellation the celebration due to the Covid 19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021 said that it was important to give more recognition and renumeration to Community health workers at the various health centres in the state.
He explained that this category of health workers are the closest to the grassroot who attend first to different health cases including curtailing outbreaks.
He lamented the seclusion of the members of the Association from the payment of Consolidated Health Salary Structure CONHESS which he described as injustice.
According to him, such development has been demoralizing health workers at the local government seeing their colleagues at the state level well renumerated than them even while they do much of the job.
Olatunbosun however commended the state government for approval for financial implementation of 2017 and 2018 promotion as well as approval for 2019,2020 and 2021 promotion exercise .
He called formore improvement in the working conditions of the members. He charged members of the Association not to relent at ensuring that community health of various towns are well taken care of.
He said that efforts are underway while the leadership of the Association is dialoguing with relevant authorities to put smiles on the faces of health workers at the local level.