|FCT MInister Bello|
This was made public in a statement by the FCT Health Secretary, Dr. Kawu.
The daily hazard fees for COVID-19 frontline health workers in the FCT, has been increased to N50,000 for Medical Doctors, N30,000 for Nurses, Lab Scientists, Pharmacists: N30,000 and N20,000 daily for cleaners, wards head and drivers.
Prior to the approval, Nigerian medical doctors earn a monthly hazard allowance of N5,000.
But the Minister was quoted as saying, “Doctors who care for Coronavirus patients will get a hazard fee of 50,000 per day. Nurses, lab scientists and pharmacists will get a hazard fee of 30,000 per day, and ward heads, cleaners and drivers who handle Coronavirus patients will get a hazard fee of 20,000 per day.”
Meanwhile, after recording 4 Coronavirus cases on Wednesday in Abuja, the FCT now has 54 confirmed cases of the virus. 7 cases have been discharged.