ISLAMABAD: On the intervention of Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaier, the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) has decided to pay the Covid-19 health risk allowance to the frontline health workers.
However, the healthcare workers complained that the ministry wanted to pay the allowance to selected employee despite the fact that all healthcare workers faced the risk of contractingthe virus.
Last year, the health risk allowance was paid to a majority of healthcare worl(ers but there were complaints that some of them were paid more compared to others.
During a session of the National Assembly on June 28, the speaker pointed out that the healthcare workers had not been paid the Covid-19 health risk allowance for 11 months.
`I direct the secretary Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) to address the issue till noon by June 29,` he had said.