FG Has Approved Health Workers’ Hazard Allowance And Insurance Cover
The Federal Government says it is ready to pay two months hazard allowance to health workers in the frontline of the battle against COVID-19.
Speaking at a meeting between representatives of the Federal Government and the Health Professional Associations, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, pledged that the doctors would be paid hazard allowance for the months of April and May before Friday, June 12, 2020.
The decision, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Labour and Employment on Tuesday, was part of the agreement reached between the Federal Government representatives led by the minister and representatives of the health sector workers.
Ngige said the urgent approval granted by the President, Major General Muhammed Buhari (retd.), was in appreciation of efforts of the health workers risking their lives in the fight against COVID-19.
Ngige said, “We have fixed a timeline for ourselves that before the end of this week, the health workers captured in that particular COVID-19 net and frontline workers should get all their hazard and inducement allowances for the month of April and May before the close of the week.”
In his remarks, the Minister of State for Health, Senator Olorunimbe Mamora, said the ministry would ensure the provision of PPE’s at various hospitals.