The Rotational Nurses and Midwives Association (RNMA) has expressed concern about unpaid allowances.
The Association claims that its members were not paid allowances during their one-year required service, which formally ends in July.
The Association stated in a statement that the scenario has caused tremendous pain to its members, compounding their already dire circumstances.
“It is sad to remind the government that, the Nurses and Midwives who have been posted to do their service are dying of hunger and frustrations,” the Association wrote in a statement.
It has also emerged that the 2023-year batch is owed eleven months of unpaid student trainees allowances.
“The July 2022 year batch of the Rotational Nurses And Midwives have successfully completed their one-year (12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days) service without a penny from the government.”
“The 2023 January batch of the Rotational Nurses And Midwives have also done seven months (28 weeks) without a penny. We are left to battle for our survival even as we are faithfully rendering our services to this country.”
“It is obvious that the health sector is left out of the priorities of this country. We are not motivated enough as Nurses and Midwives in this country and if the opportunity comes for us to seek greener pastures elsewhere, you think we won’t go?”
Read the full statement below