By Adeniyi Adedeji, Ilorin
The Kwara Sate governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has promised to compensate frontline health workers in the state at the end of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is in addition to the fat allowances the health personnel are already collecting at the instance of the governor.
The governor made the the promise on Tuesday during one of his regular visit to the Kwara State Infectious Disease Management Centre (Isolation Centre), located at Alagbado in Ilorin, the state capital.
Expressing appreciation to the COVID-19 frontline workers, AbdulRazaq praised their level of commitments and sacrifice to place the state on a chart of good performance in the efforts to flatten the curve of Corona virus.
The serene isolation centre was the State Specialist Hospital, Alagbado, Sobi in the state capital until early this year when COVID-19 pandemic broke out.
Pleading with citizens to conform with the prescribed protocols for the disease, the governor pointed out that any acts of disregard to the rules aimed at stemming the spread of the disease would simply mean frustrating government efforts to fight the pandemic.
He boasted that Kwara has one of the best functional COVID-19 isolation centres in the country, which explains its good outing in the fight against the disease.
Welcoming the governor to the centre, Dr. (Mrs.) Sikirat Lambe, the Chief Medical Director, said Kwara still has a low infection rate of 2.6 percent and thanked the governor for giving the workers all the support and incentives.
Also, Mr. Saliu Alao, the Head of Testing Centre, commended the governor for his strong passion towards the fight against the disease.
He disclosed that so far, the infection index among health workers had dropped to as low as 1 percent.
He also commended the governor for sponsoring trainings for the frontline workers, which he said had helped in no small way to make them record the feat in Kwara Stare.