Port Harcourt – In a significant move towards prioritizing healthcare professionals, the government of Rivers State has successfully implemented the 2023 Consolidated Medical Salary Structure (CONMESS) for doctors at the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital (RSUTH). This development marks a crucial step in recognizing the invaluable contributions of medical practitioners to the state’s healthcare system.

Under the leadership of Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State, this implementation underscores the government’s commitment to the welfare of medical doctors. The 2023 CONMESS ensures that doctors at RSUTH receive competitive and standardized salaries, fostering an environment conducive for medical practitioners to deliver optimal healthcare services to the people of the state

Moreover, the government has taken a laudable step by addressing the allowances of Honorary Senior Registrars and Honorary Consultants at RSUTH. The payment of allowances to these professionals reflects the government’s recognition of their expertise and commitment to enhancing the healthcare landscape in the state.

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The Chief Medical Director, Professor Chizindu A. Alikor, on behalf of the medical community at RSUTH, expresses gratitude to His Excellency, Sir Siminalayi Fubara for his unwavering support and commitment to the betterment of healthcare services in the state; also salutes and appreciates our indefatigable Commissioner for Health, Dr Adaeze C Oreh for her tireless dedication to the healthcare workers. This successful implementation of CONMESS and the provision of allowances for Honorary Senior Registrars and Honorary Consultants is an indication that our Governor prioritizes the health and well-being of Rivers people by improving healthcare infrastructure and ensuring a working environment conducive for medical practitioners in Rivers State.

Healthcare workers play a pivotal role in the well-being of society, and the acknowledgement and implementation of CONMESS demonstrate the government’s recognition of their efforts. This move is expected to boost morale among medical professionals, ultimately translating into improved healthcare delivery for the residents of Rivers State.