By Joy Odor
Nasarawa State Government is set to introduce a special scholarship scheme, for indigenes of the state studying medicine, nursing and midwifery.
The State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Dogo Shammah made this known while briefing journalists on Friday.
Commissioner Shammah said the special scholarship scheme will seek to encourage indigenes studying medicine, nursing and midwifery to reduce cases of inadequate personnel in the state’s health sector.
This is just as the state government ordered medical doctors under its employ to shut down their private clinics.
Throwing more light on the order, State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Associate Professor Abdulkarim Abubakar Kana, explained that the state executive council, has endorsed the resolution of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, calling for all doctors in government employ, who own and manage private clinics and hospitals, to close their clinics to concentrate on the government hospitals were they earn salaries.
“This is to avoid a scenario where government employed doctors divert patients to their private clinics for other financial considerations,” the council stated.