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NON-PAYMENT OF HEALTH WORKERS SALARIES MAY PUT COVID-19 PATIENTS IN TROUBLE

Health care workers attending to Coronavirus patients are the most persons predisposed to danger of contacting the infectious disease. With the huge influx and increasing confirmed cases, health workers ought to be paid not only their basic salaries but also their hazard allowance and other added incentives. This is because doctors and health care workers are constantly exposed to these patients daily and if they are not paid their wages they might not be encouraged to put in their best especially in the face of a poor health sector in Nigeria.

Also, the government needs to pay attention to the cry of doctors in order to avoid an industrial action that would increase the rate of the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic. This is because when doctors go on strike due to non-payment of salaries, patients are left unattended to and those who are newly infected continue to interact with the public which might pose a greater risk to the society.

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