Nasarawa Govt Orders Doctors On Its Payroll To Close Their Private Hospitals Or Face Sack
Gov. Abdullahi Sule

Nasarawa State government has resolved to sack any medical doctor who is on government payroll and still run a private hospital.

The state Commissioner for Justice, Abdulkarin Kana, who spoke to journalists on Friday after the state executive council meeting, added that they must close down their private hospitals.

He said the action would allow them concentrate on their responsibilities and avoid diverting patients to their private hospitals.

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The state executive council also approved the establishment of the state Bereau for Rural Development to FastTrack development at the grassroots in the state.

The state Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dogo Shammah said the newly created bureau would have responsibilities of managing all rural roads, electricity and ensure supply of water to rural areas across the state.

Other responsibilities of the bureau according to the information commissioner include upgrading and maintenance of feeder roads among others.

Shammah noted that the council also approved the introduction of special scholarship scheme to encourage state indigenes who are studying medical related courses in other to reduce the high rate of inadequate medical personnel in the state.