COVID-19: FCT Minister has increased doctor’s hazard allowance from N5,000 to N50,000 per day.
The Minister of the FCT, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello has approved the increment of hazard allowances for doctors, nurses, lab scientists, pharmacists, drivers and cleaners in Abuja.
According to a statement by the FCT Health Secretary, Dr. Kawu, the daily hazard fees for COVID-19 frontline health workers in the FCT, has been increased to N50,000 for Medical Doctors, N30,000 for Nurses, Lab Scientists, Pharmacists: N30,000 and N20,000 daily for cleaners, wards head and drivers.
Nigerian medical doctors presentlt earn a monthly hazard allowance of N5,000, a fee many health workers and other public affairs analyst have deemed too meagre and unsatisfactory.
The Health Minister, Dr Osagie Ehanire was recently caught on camera downplaying the importance of the payment of the statutory amount to frontline health practioners fighting COVID-19.
But the FCT Minister was quoted as saying, “Doctors who care for Coronavirus patients will now get a hazard fee of N50,000 per day instead of the usual N5,000. Nurses, laboratory scientists and pharmacists will get a hazard fee of 30,000 per day, and ward heads, cleaners and drivers who handle Coronavirus patients will get a hazard fee of 20,000 per day.”
Meanwhile, after recording 4 Coronavirus cases on Wednesday in Abuja, the FCT now has 54 confirmed cases of the virus. 7 cases have been discharged.
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