Minister of health, Osagie Ehanire has said he doesn’t know if medical doctors and other health practitioners managing COVID-19 patients in Nigeria are being paid any hazard allowance.
Ehanire said this when he met with the leadership of the national assembly in Abuja yesterday.
The meeting held between the lawmakers and the members of the presidential task force on COVID-19 to discuss ongoing trends on the pandemic in the country.
Ehanire opined that what the doctors are doing is their routine job.
Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker, had asked the minister if the medical personnel handling coronavirus cases are paid any hazard allowance, to which he responded: “I am not aware of it.”
He added: “It is the standard job they do every day; it is the standard job.”
Gbajabiamila who was apparently angry, told the minister it is not enough to say he is not aware, and “you dropped the ball”.
NaijaNews understands that while Nigerian medical doctors earn a monthly hazard allowance of N5,000, it is yet to be increased even in the face of the pandemic.
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