Covid-19: Kaduna to pay healthworkers N5,000 daily incentive, offers insurance

Kaduna State Government has said it will pay daily incentives of between N5,000 and N15,000 to frontline health workers and also provide them additional insurance coverage for death and disability.

The State Commissioner of Health, Dr Amina Mohammed Baloni who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday said the occupational safety incentive takes effect from April 2020.

Giving a break down, Dr. Baloni explained that high risk staff will receive a compensation of N15,000 per day, while medium risk staff will receive N10,000 per day and low risk staff will receive N5,000 per day.

She said the state government has also approved a monthly incentive of 10% of net pay for other health workers in public hospitals and primary health centres.

The Commissioner said that state government acknowledges and commends its health workers for their dedication and professionalism in the efforts to contain and manage Covid-19.

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