The federal government has disclosed that health workers in the country received N4.64bn as Special Hazard Allowance to a total of 55,031 Health workers in 35 Covid-19 designated hospitals and medical centres.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, disclosed this at a press conference he addressed in Abuja on Sunday. The disclosure came shortly before the National Association of Resident Doctors suspended its strike. However, the minister describes the strike as inexplicable.
The tweets further breakdown the payment categories. “The Special Hazard Allowances are being paid on this basis:
- 50% of Consolidated Basic Salary to all workers in Covid-19 designated Hospitals and Centres.
- 40% of Consolidated Basic Salary to health workers in Non-COVID-19 designated Centres and Hospitals.
- 10% of Consolidated Basic Salary to Non-Health Professionals engaged in those centres.
- 20% of Consolidated Basic Salary as a special allowance to all health workers directly managing Covid-19 patients in Treatment and Isolation Centres.”
Similarly, the, Federal Ministry of Health said health workers are doing their best to tackle the COVID19 pandemic. Let’s also do our parts as individuals, to stop the spread of this disease.
However, a health worker who does not want his name mentioned spoke with Sustainable Nigeria saying it is not a matter of announcing the hazard allowance but to pay it.