Govt asks hospitals to instantly launch danger allowance to frontline medicos

Nine new cases reported on Friday night, Covid-19 count stands at 267

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Well being and Inhabitants has directed all COVID-19 hospitals to offer danger allowance to the frontline well being employees.

Ministry’s Assistant Spokesperson Dr Samir Kumar Adhikari stated {that a} secretary-level assembly on the ministry on Friday took a call to this impact.

He stated the designated hospitals have been given the chance allowance as much as mid-October and the hospitals are directed to launch the allowance on the earliest potential time.

Based on Adhikari, the hospitals had obtained Rs 668.7 million in danger allowance together with the therapy prices of the contaminated ones.

It’s stated that the ministry was working to launch one other lot of quantity as much as mid-November.

Likewise, the ministry acknowledged that its severe consideration was drawn to the delay in cost of danger allowance to the frontline well being employees concerned within the check and therapy of the COVID-19 sufferers.

As acknowledged within the ministry’s directive, the frontline well being employees can be offered upto 50 to 100 per cent in danger allowance.

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