Osun Govt. Approves Salary Increment for Health Workers
Osun State Government has approved the implementation of 100 percent payment of the Consolidated Medical Salary Structure (CONMESS) and Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS) for all categories of health workers in the state.
The approval puts an end to eight years of agitation for salary increment by medical practitioners in the state.
The CONMESS is applicable to medical and dental officers, Medical Consultants and Veterinary Officers, while the CONHESS is applicable to all health professionals and health workers in the Ministry of Health and in all the state health facilities under the Hospitals Management Board.
The new development according to the government would help to stem brain drain in the health sector, curtail industrial action and bring huge succour to health workers.
Speaking on the new development, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu, described the government’s decision as timely and humane, saying it is in furtherance of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola’s promise to revamp the health sector and prioritize workers’ welfare in the State.
He said the new salary structure would go a long way to improve on the general welfare of health workers, thus encouraging improved service delivery.
Dr. Isamotu, who recalled some of the challenges facing the health sector, said the issues of losing medical doctors to greener pastures would now be a thing of the past.