Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Kebbi approves safety allowance for health workers

Kebbi State Government has discharged five more COVID-19 patients after they tested negative twice for the disease.

The government also approved the payment of operational safety allowance for frontline health workers in the fight against the pandemic.

Yahaya Sarki, Special Adviser on Media to Governor Atiku Bagudu, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.

“I must put it on record that the task force members, the health team and other related officers have been working tirelessly to effectively control the spread of the pandemic,” the commissioner for Health and chairman of the state task force on COVID-19, Jafar Mohammed, was quoted.

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On the new allowance for health workers, the commissioner said they were structured to compensate them for the risks involved in handling patients infected with COVID-19.

It was reported that 31 infections including 17 recoveries and four attendant deaths have so far been reported in the state, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

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