COVID-19: 5,000 frontline health workers to receive life insurance cover

COVID-19: 5,000 frontline health workers to receive life insurance cover

- Health workers battling coronavirus will receive life insurance cover according to the FG

- Also, the FG said various incentives have been made available to them

- According to the FG, this is done as part of its commitment towards the frontline workers

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) says 5,000 frontline health workers responding to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID19), pandemic outbreak in the country will receive life insurance cover.

Boss Mustapha, the secretary to the government of the Federation and PTF chairman on COVID-19, said this at the PTF daily briefing on COVID19 on Friday in Abuja.

Mustapha said N112, 500, was fully paid by the Nigerian Insurance Industry in line with the principle of “No Premium No Cover” for the health workers.

The SGF said the ministry of health in conjunction with other Ministries, Departments and Agencies and Health professional bodies have also signed an MOU for various allowances and incentives for frontline health workers.

He noted that the financial commitments were in line with Federal Government’s unending support for the Frontline workers.

Meanwhile, had reported that Nigeria's minister of health, Osagie Ehanire disclosed that most of those who have tested positive for coronavirus in the country are aged between 31 and 40 years.

He disclosed this while he was speaking at the briefing of the presidential task force on COVID-19 in Abuja on Friday, April 24.

Going further, he also disclosed that most deaths have occurred in older persons.

“​The high number of new cases is due to on-going community transmission and active case search. From our test statistics, the most affected age group among the positives is 31-40 years while the highest COVID-19 fatality rate is among the older generation above 50 years of age,” he said.

“We have now deployed COVID-19 starter packs to all tertiary institutions and Federal Medical Centers to complement what was earlier sent to each State. The starter packs consist of medical consumables and disposables, to ensure that our frontline healthcare workers are protected,” he said.

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Going further, he said that COVID-19 starter packs had been deployed to all tertiary health institutions and federal medical centres.

He said this will complement what was earlier sent to states. ( -> We have upgraded to serve you better

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