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'Doctors On Coronavirus Duties Receive N50,000 Daily, Not N5,000' - FCT Minister


Minister of the Federal  Capital Territory(FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has disclosed that doctors in the frontline battle against the spread of coronavirus pandemic in the territory have received N700,000 each so far as he debunked reports that doctors receive N5,000 as hazard allowance.

He said each doctor is being paid N50,000 daily; nurses, pharmacists and laboratory assistants receive N30,000 each, while cleaners and drivers get N20,000 on a daily basis.

Malam Bello disclosed this in Abuja during COVID-19 media briefing.

He however statef that, the collaboration between the FCT administration and private sector concerns make available 600 beds in various treatment and isolation centers across the territory for the fight against the disease.

He added that, based on medical expert advice, Asokoro Hospital has been converted into an isolation and treatment centre and could accommodate up to 100 patients, inclusive of those that would require intensive care treatment.

Speaking on the Idu Isolation center, the minister said the facility can accommodate up to 300 beds.

Malam Bello, later  expressed  gratitude to Polaris Bank for the provision of 100 beds,  Mr. Fola Adeola of the FATE Foundation for the provision of 50 beds and other items such as monitors and PPEs.

He further appraised the CCECC construction company for providing furniture, air conditioners and power and water to the facility.

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