Kaduna provides daily incentives, insurance for health workers

Kaduna state government will pay daily incentives to front line health workers and provide them additional insurance coverage for death and disability, the Commissioner for Health, Dr Amina Mohammed Baloni, has said.

Speaking in a statement issued on Saturday, the commissioner said, “Government has also approved a monthly incentive of 10% of net pay for other health workers in public hospitals and primary health centres.

“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 insurance package includes death benefit of N5 million, disability benefit of N2.5 million and Covid-19 infection cover of N100,000 daily for 10 days.

‘’This package has been enhanced from the initial set of benefits kindly donated by Leadway Assurance. Kaduna state government is paying additional premiums to increase the assured sum for death and disability to the amounts stated above.”

The commissioner further stated that the Occupational Safety Incentive takes effect from April 2020.

Dr Baloni said Governor Nasir el-Rufai “has also paid personal tribute to the medical professionals from the Ministry of Health, Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital and Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital who successfully treated him when he was infected by Covid-19.”

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