FCT places doctors on N50,000 daily allowance due to coronavirus

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Federal Capital Territory FCT Administration has increased the daily hazard allowances of medical doctors to ₦50, 000, even as it said it was targeting 600, 000 residents for its Palliatives.

At a news conference in Abuja, FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, said the Administration will intensify efforts to ensure that residents comply fully with the stay-at-home order, adding that more security agents, including soldiers, have been drafted to ensure that people from neighbouring States do not sneak into Abuja through the arteries.

Responding to questions during the media chat, Bello said about 600 additional beds, have been added to the existing isolation centres, explaining that more patients who recently tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus will be discharged soon if their final results come out negative.

Earlier, Acting Health Secretary, Dr Kawu Mohammed, in his remarks, said the Administration recently reviewed the daily hazard allowances received by health workers by 1,000 percent.

He said medical doctors now get N50,000 daily, while nurses and pharmacists get N30,000. Cleaners and drivers are paid N20,000 respectively. The health workers are providing medical services to COVID-19 patients, he said.