Kaduna announces insurance packages for health workers

Dr. Amina Baloni
Dr. Amina Baloni

The Kaduna State Government has announced insurance packages for its health workers.

Commissioner of Health, Dr. Amina Baloni gave details of the Occupational Safety Incentive approved for health workers by the Kaduna State Government on Saturday.

She said the state government was also providing additional insurance coverage for death and disability for all the frontline health workers.

According to Baloni, the Occupational Safety Incentive, enhanced the pay of frontline health workers by adding three categories of compensation as follows: High risk staff to receive N15,000 daily; Medium risk staff to receive N10,000 daily and Low risk staff to receive N5,000 per day.

“The insurance package includes death benefit of N5m, disability benefit of N2.5m and Covid-19 infection cover of N100,000 daily for 10 days.

“This package has been enhanced from the initial set of benefits kindly donated by Leadway Assurance. KDSG has also approved a monthly incentive of 10% of net pay for other health workers in public hospitals and primary health centres,” she said.