Governor Ifeanyi Okowa

Ovedhe Hezekiah – Warri

Medics who are at the forefront of the response and management of COVID-19 in Delta state have threatened to shutdown isolation centres over unpaid allowances.

Front line medical doctors, nurses and other health workers attending to COVID-19 patients since the first suspected case was recorded on 27th March 2020, have not been paid their allowance.

He said the medics are disappointed at that the state ministry of health was withholding their allowance.

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“We are using this medium to issue a warning to the coordinators of the Delta state COVID-19 team. The workers are disappointed at the hidden and fraudulent agenda of staff of the ministry of health and her cohorts.

“The health workers wish to notify the Governor of this planned action that may lead to severe damage to the State Health COVID-19 response.

“The Delta state COVID-19 front line health workers appeal to His Excellency, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa to be watchful enough in order to see the evil acts orchestrated by some of his team members.

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The health workers urged Governor Okowa to investigate the officials of the state ministry of health and COVID-19 team coordinators before they push the state health system into crisis.

Attempt to get a reaction from the Commissioner for Health, Dr Mordi Ononye, a member of the Delta State COVID-19 response Team was unsuccessful as repeated calls to his mobile line was not answered and text message was not also replied as of the time of filing this report.