Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Government Agrees to Provide Health Insurance for Healthcare Workers

Must Read

“Ex-President Jammeh Cures HIV/AIDS” Dr Mbowe

By Yankuba Jallow Dr Tamsir Mbowe, an erstwhile Minister of Health on Wednesday, 21st October 2020 said former President Yahya...

TRRC Begins Hearing on NIA

By Yankuba Jallow The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) will tomorrow commence institutional hearing on the National Intelligence Agency...

Boat Passengers Lament Expensive Fares

By Makutu Manneh Scores of passengers, who ply the Banjul-Barra crossing point by boat, have expressed their concerns over the...

By Ndey Sowe

The government of the Gambia has noted that they are working on health insurance for healthcare workers.

The Government made this statement in agreement they had with health who were protesting against what they termed was the government’s failure to meet their demands.

According to the agreement, any health worker who suffers infection from Covid-19 will get full medical treatment and in the case of anyone who succumbs to Covid-19, his/her family will get compensation package and the children will be provided scholarship to first degree level in public institution of learning in the Gambia.

This was disclosed on Tuesday, 14th July 2020 during a meeting held between the Senior Management led by the Hon Minister of Health and the Taskforce members representing the affected healthcare workers at the Ministry’s Head Quarters in Banjul.

- Advertisement -

In feeding, the government agreed that feeding will be provided from the imprests paid to the team heads and each person on duty will be given the cost of any meal that would have met the person on duty.

“Phone credits will be provided to those responders that need phone credits for the smooth operation of the service”, said the government.

Government agreed that accommodation will be provided to team members from the Laboratory, Rapid Response and Contact Tracing, and the list will be provided by the Taskforce.

The issue of honorarium was also discussed with an understanding reached that: “Government has approved D100 Million (20% of the Covid-19 Response Funds) to be paid as honorarium to the health care staff”.

Adding that honorarium will be paid based on previously agreed risk stratification which was provided by their Unit Heads, and was agreed that honorarium payment will proceed as the amount available now is what is distributed based on risk stratification.

“The honoraria payment would continue as a one-off payment”, it stated, adding the ministry will continue to engage partners for any possible support to enhance the Covi-19 response of the payment, the ministry agrees to continue to explore other avenues for possible additional support,” the agreement between the protesters and the ministry reads.

With regards to resumption of duty, it was agreed that the staff will resume work immediately and that no one will be victimized because of the incident.

Latest News

“Ex-President Jammeh Cures HIV/AIDS” Dr Mbowe

By Yankuba Jallow Dr Tamsir Mbowe, an erstwhile Minister of Health on Wednesday, 21st October 2020 said former President Yahya...
- Advertisement -

TRRC Begins Hearing on NIA

By Yankuba Jallow The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) will tomorrow commence institutional hearing on the National Intelligence Agency (NIA). Dr Lamin J. Sise, the...

Boat Passengers Lament Expensive Fares

By Makutu Manneh Scores of passengers, who ply the Banjul-Barra crossing point by boat, have expressed their concerns over the safety of these boats and...

Gambia Records Two New Cases of COVID-19, No New Death

By Nelson Manneh The Gambia has on Tuesday 20th October 2020 registered two new cases of the deadly coronavirus, taking the total number of COVID-19...

Court Urged to Dismiss Yankuba Touray’s Application

By Nelson Manneh Barrister Kimbeng Tah has on Wednesday 21st October 2020 urged the court to dismiss Defence Lawyer Abdoulie Sisoho’s application for the high...
- Advertisement -

People Also Read This