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122 medical workers not paid for four months in Jonglei’s Twich

Author : Achiek Jok | Published: Friday, November 13, 2015

The Commissioner of Twic East, Jonglei State says 122 health workers at the main Hospital in Panyagor have not received their salaries for almost five months.

Commissioner Dau Akoi Jurkuch says this has made the workers reluctant to tend to patients.

He says the hospital is the main referral health facility in the area.

Mr. Dau says the health workers are paid by the IMA World Health.

“We visited the hospital, and also all the clinics in the five Payams. We found that one of the biggest challenges is that the health workers have not received their salaries for a period of four months,” Mr Dau told Eye Radio.

“At the end of this month, it will be five months,” he said.

Mr Dau says this is “a big challenge” that has given the workers “low morale”.

They include clinical officers, nurses, among others.

Mr. Dau says other challenges facing the hospital include lack of a store to keep safe the drugs and other medicines.
He also says there are still many cases of malaria and diarrhea at the hospital.

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