Medicine

Kaduna government gives daily incentives, life insurance to health workers

Kaduna State government has said that it will begin payments of daily incentives to frontline health workers and also provide them additional insurance coverage for death and disability.

In a statement issued on Saturday, the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Amina Baloni said government also approved a monthly incentive of 10% of net pay for health workers in public hospitals and primary health centres.

She said high risk staff are to receive a compensation of N15,000 per day, while medium risk staff will receive N10,000 per day and low risk staff to receive N5,000 per day.

The statement highlighted the approved insurance package to include death benefit of N5m, disability benefit of N2.5m and Covid-19 infection cover of N100,000 daily for ten days respectively

With this new arrangement, the Kaduna State Government is paying additional premiums to increase the assured sum for death and disability to the amounts stated above.

The Commissioner for Health,  Dr. Baloni said that the Occupational Safety Incentive takes effect from April 2020 and commended health workers in the state for their dedication and professionalism in the efforts to contain and manage Covid-19.

Source: Voice of Nigeria