COVID-19: Ogun Offers Health Workers Life Insurance, Triples Hazard Allowances

Dapo Abiodun Ogun State Governor OnoBello

The Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun has revealed that his administration has put in place life insurance policy for the State health workers alongside a reviewed hazard allowance rising from 200 to 300 per cent.

According to Vanguard News, Abiodun disclosed this when he met with representatives of health workers in the State at his Office in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta. He said the life policy would have taken off immediately but would wait to go along with the federal government, which is also putting in place similar programme.

The Governor who noted that his administration was determined to provide adequate health care services to the people, also informed that health worker would be appropriately accommodated in the new minimum wage.

Abiodun said he was impressed with the spirit of negotiation, adding that their requests and resolutions with government was a pointer that they were concern with what was going on in the health sector.

While enumerating efforts of his administration to reform the sector, he said prior to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, rehabilitation of hospitals had commenced with 236 Primary Health Care Centres across the State. He appealed to the health officers not to allow issues degenerate, but keep communication open with government.

“This pandemic is a surprise to everybody. This happened just as we were beginning to roll out plans for total reform of our health facilities beginning with 236 Primary Health Care Centres. However, I want to assure you that this government is determined to ensure provision of adequate health care for our people”, the Governor promised.

The governor appreciated the health personnel, particularly those tackling the Coronavirus, assuring them that Personal Protective Equipment and other accessories needed to perform their duties effectively, would be made available.

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