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Adamawa Assembly urges govt. to sign hospital bill

The Adamawa House of Assembly Committee on Health has urged the state executive to assent to the Hospital Autonomy bill passed by the legislature to enhance effective hospital management in the state.

The Chairman of the committee, Alhaji Abubakar Jarengol, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Yola.

Jarengol told NAN that the bill which was passed by the House on March 24 seeks to empower government-owned hospitals to retain five per cent of revenue earned by them for enhancement of their services.

He said the bill would also serve as an instrument for additional source of funds for hospital management in the state.

Jarengol said his committee had held meetings with representatives of workers’ unions and the state Ministry of Health to avert the proposed strike by employees in the sector.

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