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COVID-19: Gov Akeredolu approves 50% salaries as hazard allowance to health workers

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COVID-19: Gov Akeredolu approves 50% salaries as hazard allowance to health workers

Rotimi Akeredolu SAN

All health workers who had volunteered their services at the frontlines of the coronavirus management in Ondo state have been offered permanent jobs into the public service.

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu who gave the directive also approved the payment of 50% of the salaries of all health workers as hazard allowance.

The governor, in a string of tweets, said he made the directives on Monday during a briefing on coronavirus management in the state.

He said, “I have directed the immediate absorption into the public service the workers at the Infectious Disease Hospital and those working as volunteers with the Disease Surveillance team.

“I have approved that all Health workers in the state be paid 50% of their consolidated basic salary as hazard allowance. All healthcare workers working directly in the Isolation Centre/Treatment Centre are to get an additional 20% of their 50% as special risk allowance.”

Akeredolu explained that 276 tests have been conducted so far including 13 positive cases and three recoveries, leaving 10 active patients, who are receiving treatment at the IDH, Igbatoro Road, Akure.

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