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Rotational Nurses and Midwives lament over 12 months unpaid arrears

The Rotational Nurses and Midwives Association (RNMA) has expressed unhappiness over government failure to pay members’ allowances throughout their one-year required duty, which ends in July.

The circumstance, according to the Association in a statement, has caused immense misery for its members, worsening their already terrible condition.

“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,” part of the statement reads.

The Association further stated that the 2023-year batch is also due eleven months’ unpaid trainees’ allowance in addition to the service arrears owed to its members.

The statement added, “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?”

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