Amidst COVID-19 outbreak in the country, Nigeria’s Minister of Health “Osagie Ehanire” has announced the plans of the federal government to pay health workers fighting coronavirus in the country hazard allowances, life insurance coverage Next Week.
While disclosing this during a live programme in commemoration of Democracy day, Ehanire stated that efforts are ongoing to ensure that health workers on COVID-19 front-line are being protected, insured and renumerated.
He also noted the consciousness of the federal government on the need to make Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), available for the health workers treating COVID-19 patients.
“We make sure they work in shifts and, after the shift, they all have a period by which they are assured to be virus and infection-free before they go to their families. We also have provided social measures like the insurance and hazard allowance. Now, all those are measures that are already established and signed. The details are being worked out,” Ehanire said.
Nigeria has recorded over 15,181 confirmed cases of coronavirus, with 4,891 discharged, and a death toll of 399.