- That is no proper time for agitation — FG
Well being staff attending to coronavirus sufferers on the isolation centres on the College of Abuja Educating Hospital, Gwagwalada and the Nationwide Hospital, Abuja, are looking for allowances.
The employees, comprising medical doctors, nurses, laboratory scientists and cleaners, are additionally lamenting that they aren’t lined by life insurance coverage.
Lots of them, who spoke to our reporters, alleged that they had been but to obtain allowances for managing COVID-19 sufferers.
One in every of them stated: “We hold listening to of giant sums allotted for COVID-19 or acquired from companions or the personal sector, however none of us has acquired a dime until date.”
One other one stated the fervour to see the sufferers get well was the one factor retaining the 13 frontline staff on the College of Abuja Educating Hospital isolation centre going.
He alleged that there had been no type of motivation so removed from the federal government.
A well being professional, who craved anonymity, stated these attending to COVID-19 sufferers should have life insurance coverage and incentives as obtainable in different nations.
Contacted, Director of Hospital Companies, Federal Ministry of Well being, Adebimpe Adebiyi, neither answered telephone calls nor replied messages despatched to her for a response.
However the Minister of Well being, Osagie Ehanire, when requested about allowances for these attending to COVID-19 sufferers, stated well being staff shouldn’t be making agitations throughout an emergency time.
He stated no workers member of public hospitals within the FCT was being owed salaries.
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