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Health Workers Treating COVID-19 Patients to Get N25,000 Daily Allowance in Kwara

The Kwara state government has announced that medical doctors and other categories of health workers at the forefront of the fight against Covid-19 in the state will be paid twenty-five thousand daily. 

Allnews learnt that Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq approved the new daily allowance amidst clamour for an improved welfare condition of the health workers. 

This online medium recalls several protests staged against the poor welfare condition of health workers in Nigeria in the last two months. 

While some have kicked against the non-provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), others have asked for an increase in hazard allowance and insurance programmes. 

In a statement of Tuesday, the Governor announced the recent development. According to him, the approval is to show appreciation to the health workers. 

"We have approved N25,000 as daily allowance for medical doctors and varying daily allowance for other categories of health workers involved in our fight against COVID-19. This is to show appreciation to health workers as it’s impossible to pay them for their priceless sacrifices," He wrote on Twitter.

Reacting to the approval, the President of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Adeniji AbdulRafiu, commended the state government in a telephone interview with our reporter. 

He however added that other states should follow suit. 

Mr AbdulRafiu then advised nurses not to endanger their lives if necessary protective measures are not put in place. 

"We have told them not to work if adequate preparations are not made," He said on Tuesday evening. 

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