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“These drugs we are mostly using are on trial and they are working and promising until there is a confirmed vaccine – we promise to use it.”
He said 24 health workers in the state tested positive for COVID-19 while on duty. According to him, 17 of them are from the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Azare, Katagum Council, while seven were from Bauchi, the state capital.
Kebbi State Governor Abubakar Bagudu has approved the payment of occupational safety allowances to frontline health workers as compensation for the risk involved in handling COVID-19 patients.
He disclosed this at the weekend while addressing journalists on the activists of COVID-19 committee members.
The governor, who was represented by the Commissioner for Health and chairman of the committee, Jafaru Muhammad, named other beneficiaries to include disease surveillance and notification officers as well as directors of primary healthcare at the council level.
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“Ambulance drivers, cleaners and security personnel will be paid N5,000 daily, while occupational safety allowances are to be paid to epidemiological and surveillance officers, graded according to their level of risk involved as follows: high-risk N15,000, medium risk N10,000 and low risk N7,000.”
The commissioner further explained that motivational incentive was also approved by the governor for the task force and frontline health workers who are working tirelessly to contain the spread of the deadly virus.
He added that each task force member will receive N250,000 while the chairman would get N500,000.
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