COVID-19: Kwara motivates medical doctors with daily N25,000 allowance

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The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) on Tuesday louded Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara state for delivering on his words to pay frontline health workers daily allowances in appreciation of their work.

The Kwara State Chairman of NMA, Dr Kolade Solagberu, gave the commendation in a statement he issued in Ilorin on Tuesday.

He expressed delight that AbdulRazaq had fulfilled his promise to pay decent allowances to all the health workers involved in the COVID-19 campaign.

He said: “While medical doctors are being paid N25,000 daily, all other categories of health workers in the frontline are getting varying allowances on a daily basis to encourage them to do more.

“This is to appreciate Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq who has kept to his words by fulfilling all promises, especially the recently disbursed financial motivation to the Frontline Healthcare workers in Kwara State.

“The health workers are actively involved in facing the COVID-19 challenge in the state.

“This is no doubt motivating and an added impetus toward driving the ready spirit of the health workers.

“The Kwara State branch of the Nigerian Medical Association is proud to have you as our Governor at this crucial time, shall sustain our collaborative stance to further break newer grounds for an overall improved health care system in Kwara State.”

Meanwhile, the state government has commended the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for its technical support for the state’s medical team.

Mr Kayode Alabi,the Chairman of the Kwara State Technical Committee on COVID-19 said in a letter addressed to the NCDC team which departed the state on Tuesday.

He promised that the delegation would be leaving the state, better prepared to manage COVID-19 and similar cases in the future.

“I write, on behalf of His Excellency, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq and the good people of Kwara State to express our profound appreciation for your noble contribution while in the state particularly in the fight against COVID-19,”

“Your expertise and technical know-how has tremendously improved the state’s healthcare services, especially during this crucial time of combating the dreadful COVID-19 pandemic.

” It is also pertinent to state that the history of the present health challenges will not be complete without your contribution written in gold,” Alabi said.

Duaglobalnews recalls that the NCDC delegation, led by Dr Shuaib Belgore, arrived Kwara few weeks ago to drill the state’s medical team on the handling of the pandemic.

Its arrival resultef in strengthening the capacity and capability of the state to tackle the pandemic.

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