Govt To grant COVID-19 risk allowance to health workers

Roman AhmedWeb Editor

04th Jul, 2021. 12:11 am
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The health ministry has decided to offer COVID-19 risk allowance only to front-line health workers in federal hospitals and institutions.

The health ministry stated in a letter to federal administered hospitals and institutions and asked the management to provide statistics of health workers for the delivery of COVID-19 risk allowance to them.

The coronavirus risk grant will be applicable from April 1, 2020, for front-line health workers.

It has been directed to provide the list of health workers till July 5, otherwise, the hospitals or institutions will not get the risk allowance.

It further stated that the finance ministry has already issued commands for the payment of the stipend to the health workers.

In June last year, the federal government approved the coronavirus risk allowance for the health professionals performing coronavirus duties as a token of recognition of their dauntlessness.

The government allocated Rs480 million for the special risk allowance to encourage the frontline warriors in the fight against the COVID-19.

It has been announced to provide a special risk allowance, equal to one-month basic salary, to over 3,000 health professionals performing coronavirus duties at the federal government’s hospitals.


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