The Federal Government has so far spent N15.8 billion on hazard allowances in its teaching hospitals and primary healthcare centers across the country.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige disclosed this at a meeting with the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) leadership on Monday in Abuja.
He said: “The federal government has so far spent N15.8 billion naira for hazard allowances in its teaching hospitals, medical centres and some other non- COVID-19 facilities where doctors have also been treating virus cases.
“Government has cleared the April and May special allowances which is no doubt a big feat, knowing that this is for special allowances only, and at a time its earning has fallen short of the expected earning.
“The affected medical personnel will also draw their normal salaries and other allowances,” the minister said.