Olorunnumbe Mamora, the Minister of State for Health, says the Federal Government has paid up to N20bn as COVID-19 inducement allowance to doctors and health workers in the country.
Mamora made this known when he appeared as a guest on Channels TV on Wednesday, September 9.
Recall that on Monday, September 7, resident doctors embarked on a strike action due to some unfulfilled promises made to them by the Federal government. One of which is the payment of COVID-19 inducement allowances as well as the payment of medical residency training funding, amongst others. The doctors claim they haven’t been paid.
However during his interview, Mamora said it would be unfair for the doctors to claim they haven’t received any thing as COVID-19 allowance. According to him, the Federal government has so far disbursed N20 billion as COVID-19 allowance.
“We have been able to pay the COVID-19 inducement allowance because we had to suspend the hazard allowance for this period so that we can go into renegotiation after.
We are now paying starting from 50 per cent of the basic of the workers depending on where the point of operation is. We were able to pay April, May full, June, part of it has been paid but not fully paid and it’s because of the economic situation and these funds have to be sourced for one way or the other.
We’ve been able to disbursed close to N20bn and I repeat close to 20bn. So, to now say nothing has been done, that is not true.”she said
Addressing the grievance of the doctors over the insurance package for health workers who die in the line of duty, Mamora said,
“Every worker in the Federal Civil Service is entitled to the Group Life Insurance Scheme which is domiciled in the office of the head of Civil Service of the Federation.
We discussed this in our previous engagements with the doctors and we did say that you need to come up with this information and all the relevant officials, particularly in the office of the head of Civil Service of the Federation were present so that they (doctors) will know who to direct all these things to.
What we just do in the ministry of health is the supervision of the process. So, when a health worker dies and he was an employee of the Federal Government, the information comes to us, goes to our Human Resources Directorate and it is processed. Ours is to do a follow-up but the office of the head of Civil Service will get these things done because they are the one that interface with insurance companies because it is a group of insurance companies that manage this process.
But what we have discovered is that some of the time, the appropriate information is not made available. For example, we have asked the various federal tertiary hospitals to come up with their nominal role so we know who is on that list and stands to benefit in the event that death, unfortunately, happens. We made that clear and the doctors said they now understand better.”
OAP Toolz recounts her experience after she, her husband and almost everyone in their home tested positive for COVID19
OAP Tolu Demuren aka Toolz took to her Twitter handle to reveal that she, her hubby, Captain Tunde Demuren, and almost everyone in their home recently tested positive for the novel Coronavirus.
In a Twitter thread, Toolz revealed that her greatest worries were her children who were fortunately not affected by the virus. Thankfully, she, her hubby, and everyone else have been retested after they were treated and the new test results came back negative.
Her tweets read
”Feeling super thankful to God today! This time last month, we were going through a very scary period! Almost everyone in our house (including myself) tested positive for Covid-19.
I was just about to return to work after my maternity, and it all started with Captain complaining of ‘malaria-like’ symptoms. He had them for a few days, and didn’t seem to get any better…so we ended up taking him to hospital.
He had taken a Covid-19 test a few days before which was negative, so I thought it was a bad case of malaria. He was admitted with malaria and a bacterial infection we were told. After being given intravenous antibiotics and other meds he still wasn’t getting better.
I decided to move him to a different hospital, and they tested again, and he ‘blew up’ the test according to the doctor. My body went cold, and my first thought was ‘OMG the babies!!’. Then a short while later, I thought about myself. I did a rapid test, and it was positive.
Neither of us initially had the common symptoms- no coughing, no breathing issues…although I later lost my smell and taste. Captain was in hospital for a week and this was around the time of the Lekki shooting, so I was doubly terrified.
My main fear was the babies…especially our youngest son as he was just about 3 months old. We didn’t test them, but I was certain they had Covid too as we literally kiss and cuddle our boys every day. The doctor assured us that they wouldn’t be affected.
Thank God the doctor was right, other than a sneeze here & there, our babies were perfectly fine. I was generally ok too, just scared. Once you get that positive result, you get all these random symptoms you didn’t have before. My back would hurt…I’d be like hmmm corona oo
The weirdest thing was the taste and smell thing. Everything Captain had tasted bad, he’s a foodie so that was strange. One of my super powers is my sense of smell…and it just gradually faded. I actually put a bottle of bleach under my nose one day and…nothing.
I kept waiting to fall ill, and it didn’t happen. I started thinking I had indaboski blood, but then I had 2 days where I felt like I had the worst hangover in the world, then there was some fatigue, but I was generally ok.
Captain on the other hand felt super rundown, couldn’t keep food down, had cramping all over and a bunch of other symptoms. After a week, he came back home, and we finished our isolation period together.
After 2 weeks we all retested and were all thankfully Negative. Thanks to Almighty God for seeing us through, a big thank you to the doctors that looked after us… especially Dr Majekodunmi of Eurocare for the constant reassurance, and for taking my a million and one calls
I’m super thankful I didn’t get it while I was pregnant. Imagine I travelled to have my baby, came back, did a 7 covid tests, and it was the 8th that was positive. The craziest thing was that a week before I legit told someone that there’s Covid in Lagos anymore. Silly me”
Psychic who predicted Covid-19 pandemic and Trump’s defeat warns pandemic ‘will last until 2022’
A self-proclaimed psychic and regression therapist has warned that the effects of the coronavirus pandemic could last until 2022.
Nicolas Aujula has claimed he foresaw the Covid-19 pandemic and has offered a mixed prediction for the next year over the continued fight against the virus.
The 35-year-old from London claims he receives his predictions from visions that are at times “very literal”, while on other occasions can be “symbolic”, and dreamlike and more open to interpretation.
Nicolas claims he foresaw global protests, an “influenza” disaster, and even the fall of Donald Trump from office as US President before 2020 began.
Speaking to The Mirror, Nicolas has delved into the future again to suggest what he thinks will happen to the coronavirus pandemic in the coming year.
He told the publication: “One thing people have asked me about a lot this year is the coronavirus.
“I have visions of it plateauing after the new year and infection rates being right down to the point where they are under control by the spring.”
However, he added a caveat, stating: “But, I predict that the panic and restrictions around the virus will go on until 2022.”
Nicolas claims he had an “overwhelming” out of body experience when he was 17-years-old in which he saw all of his past lives, which included being an Egyptian queen, a maid, a deer, a lion, and even an extraterrestrial from another galaxy.
While he says he had experienced psychic powers since he was a child, it was this vision during his later teenage years that prompted him to abandon plans to study economics and history at university and instead train as a past life regression therapist.
Nicolas has revealed how he foresaw the disasters of 2020 as long as two years ago.
He explained: “Back in 2018, the word influenza kept coming to me. It stuck in my mind, as it’s not a word I’d use. If I was talking in everyday life, I would just say flu.
“I saw it as a global disaster, linked to meat or livestock.
“The Covid-19 pandemic has been compared to the Spanish flu outbreak, hence the word influenza and some people think it originated at a wildlife market in Wuhan, China.
“I also envisioned the defeat of Donald Trump. The US election was obviously very neck-and-neck, so it was surreal seeing my vision come true when Joe Biden finally took the lead.”
He has also claimed to have predicted Black Lives Matter protests, Ariana Grande’s 2020 Grammy Awards dress, and health services around the world being under strain.
143 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria
143 new cases of Coronavirus were ecorded in Nigeria on Friday November 20, as confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-70, Kaduna-25, FCT-22, Ogun-11, Plateau-4, Oyo-4, Ekiti-3, Osun-2, Edo-1, Kano-1.
There are now 65,982 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,165 deaths have been recorded. 61,782 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.