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Ngige: FG to recover ‘millions of naira’ wrongly paid to 588 doctors

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The Federal government will recover millions of Naira, Labor Minister Chris Ngige has said, which is being mispayed to 588 medical doctors across the country.

Ngige said names of the doctors who wrongly benefitted from the Medical Residency Training Fund meant for a particular category of doctors, were uncovered after a thorough “scrutinisation of the 8000 names submitted by Chief Medical Directors of Federal Government health institutions for the training programme”.

The Minister, who also revealed that some of the doctors concerned had paid back a considerable amount of money, also added that efforts to recover the balance remaining had been stepped up.

According to him, the delay for the doctors involved in the refund delayed the government’s payment of the Residency Fund.

Ngige said;

”Ministry of Health has gotten the list of doctors who supposedly are to benefit from the Medical Residency Training Fund.

”Total submission of about 8000 names were gotten and the Ministry of Health is scrutinising them.

”We have done the first round of scrutinization and they will now compare what they have with the Post-Graduate Medical College and the Chief Medical Directors who submitted the names.

“The Association of Resident Doctors, in each of the tertiary centres, worked with the CMDs to produce those names, but now the names are being verified.

”We discovered that about 2000 names shouldn’t be there because they don’t have what is called Postgraduate Reference Numbers of National Postgraduate Medical College and (or) that of the West African Postgraduate Medical College.

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“So, this is it and that is the only thing holding back the Residency Fund payment because it is there already for… incurred expenditure has been done by the Finance Minister and an it’s in the Accountant-General’s office.

”So, once the verify they authenticity of those they are submitting, the Accountant-General will pay.

“We are doing that verification because we do not want what happened last time in 2020 to reoccur.

”In 2020, the submitted names didn’t come through the appropriate source, which is the Postgraduate Medical College and payment was affected and it was discovered that about 588 persons, who were not resident doctors benefited from such money.

”They are now finding it difficult to make the full refund. But they have to refund that money. Some are refunding, but there is no full consideration of the account.

”That account has to be reconciled to enable the accountants pay the next round of funding for 2021.”

This is coming amid a face-off between doctors in the country and the federal government over an ongoing strike.

 

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