Lagos Ebola Volunteers to Go on Strike Over Non-Payment of Allowances


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A Premium Times report says that dozens of health workers at the Infectious Diseases Hospital at the Yaba Mainland Hospital in Lagos where Ebola patients are being treated have threatened to stop reporting at their duty posts over non-payment of their daily entitlements by the Nigerian government.

The report says they haven't been paid for the past two weeks (and their entitlements are supposed to be in daily sums).

From PremiumTimes:

It was gathered that while medical doctors and nurses who had volunteered to attend to patients down with the Ebola virus are being paid N50,000 and N40,000 per shift respectively; the monies have not been forthcoming since a fortnight ago.

Other low cadre workers at the IDH such as the ward attendants and laundry men who take care of the patients’ laundry have also not been paid.

“The place is tough at the moment, no communication from the top to the ground, most of us have worked for two weeks without pay,” a volunteer who did not want to be named for fear of victimisation, told PREMIUM TIMES.

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