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COVID-19: Nigerian Governor releases N12.7m to health workers

By Rukayat Akanbi

A Nigerian Governor, Bala Mohammad has awarded N12.7 million to all the frontline health workers as recognition and appreciation of the impact they are making in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in the Northeastern State.

Executive Chairman Bauchi state Primary HealthCare Development Agency (BASPHCDA), Dr Rilwanu Mohammad made this known in his office in a chat with press.Mohammed said the money was released as a sign of motivation, saying that it was the state government’s recognition of the impact made by health workers who have played vital roles in waging war against the dreaded disease.

He said: “Couple of days ago Bauchi state government paid about N12.7 million to all the healthcare workers working on COVID-19 in the state.This is because the state government recognises and appreciates the impact the health workers are playing in the fight against the virus “It is very important that we should inform the public that the state government is doing its own part and we, the health workers are managing our part in fighting against the spread of COVID-19 in the state,” he said.

Mohammed added that out of the 27 frontline health workers that contracted COVID-19 in the line of duty, 24 of them have tested negative and had been discharged. “Only three of them are on admission receiving treatments now, and they will also be discharged soon,” said the doctor. Bauchi state has 230 total confirmed cases of COVID-19, 156 have been discharged so far, five deaths with 69 active cases.

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