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Nasarawa bars govt doctors from private practice

*Establishes rural devt bureau

By Dan-Maryam Zayamu

Medical doctors working with the Nasarawa State government who also have private clinics have been advised to choose between working for the government and concentrating on their private practice.

The State Commissioner for Justice, Abdulkarim Kana, disclosed this while briefing journalists at the end of the Executive Council meeting, Friday.

According to Kana: “The Executive Council resolved that all Doctors on the payroll of the state government to choose their service with the state government or their private hospitals to enable them concentrate in their responsibilities as well as to avoid diverting patients from government hospitals to their private hospitals.”

Also speaking on the resolution of the State Executive Council, the Commissioner for Information and Culture, Dogo Shammah, disclosed that the Council has approved the establishment of the Bureau for Rural Development.

The aim, according to him, is to fast track grassroots development in the state.

The Commissioner explained that the Bureau is saddled with responsibilities of managing all rural roads, electricity projects and ensure equitable supply of clean drinking water to rural communities across the state.

Other responsibilities of the Bureau, Shammah said, included the construction, upgrading and maintenance of feather roads among others.

He noted that the Council also approved the introduction of special scholarship scheme to encourage indigent students studying medical related fields so as to reduce the shortage of medical personnel in the state.

The Council also resolved that all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) must key into the digitalization of information management in governance in order to meet up with the global trends of technology.

Written by ExpressDay

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