Tokha Municipality is to provide 150 per cent allowance to the health workers mobilizing in the forefront in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
The 61st meeting of the Municipal Executive on Sunday decided to provide allowances to the medical team including the medical officer and the lab technicians mobilized for collecting swab samples who are working at the frontline.The allowance would be based on the salary scale the medicos are getting at present and it would be provided from the date the isolation centre came into operation.
The municipal executive also decided to provide 100 per cent allowance to the ambulance drivers, security personnel, office helpers and cleaning staff directly mobilized in COVID-19 prevention. The allowance to these persons would be based on their daily attendance. The allowances would be provided on the recommendation of the Municipality’s health section.
Similarly, the meeting decided to give 40 per cent allowance to drivers and the employees of the health section who are mobilizing indirectly in the prevention and control of COVID-19 while 25 per cent allowance to the rest of the health workers providing regular service.