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Oyetola approves new salary scale for doctors, others

By Toba Adedeji, Osogbo

The Governor of Osun State, Alh Gboyega Oyetola has approved the implementation of a hundred percent payment of the Consolidated Medical Salary Structure (CONMESS) and Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS).

This new salary structure is for all categories of health workers in Osun State.

Osun State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu confirmed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Osogbo, Osun State on Tuesday.

Dr. Isamotu said, “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.”

He also opined that only prevent brain drain, curtail industrial action and bring huge succor to health workers thereby making the health sector more attractive, appealing and rewarding to the health practitioners.

He noted that “the approval puts an end to eight years of agitation for salary increment by medical practitioners in the state.

The statement read, “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.

” I described the government’s decision as timely and humane. It’s in furtherance of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola’s promise to revamp the health sector and prioritize workers’ welfare in the State

“The new salary structure would go a long way to improve the general welfare of health workers, thus encouraging improved service delivery.

“This is a thing of joy for us in the health sector in particular and in the state at large as the gesture would put a permanent end to some of the challenges facing us.

“As we all know, the agitation for the revised Consolidated Medical Salary Structure known as CONMESS and Consolidated Health Salary Structure is known as CONHESS had been on for close to eight years now, and with this approval, our doctors and other health workers would begin to live a better life.

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“We have lost many Medical Officers, Consultant Physicians, Surgeons, Pharmacists, Gynaecologists and lots more to other hospitals due to the inability of the past administration to implement these new salary structures.

“Mr. Governor’s gesture will not only prevent brain drain but make the health sector more attractive, appealing and rewarding to the health practitioners.

“With the approval of the revised CONMESS and CONHESS, the state can now compete favorably with our peers anywhere in the country.

“So, I must commend Mr. Governor on this feat as this would go a long way to redefine the health sector for efficiency, proficiency, and effectiveness”, Isamotu added.


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