By Wole Adedeji, Ilorin
Kwara Sate Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has promised to compensate front-line health workers in the state at the end of the pandemic.
This in addition to the fat allowances the health personnel are already collecting at the instance of the governor.
The governor gave the the promise yesterday during one of his regular visit to the Kwara State Infectious Disease Management Centre (Isolation Centre) located at Alagbado in Ilorin, the state capital.
AbduRazaq expressed appreciation to the COVID-19 front-line workers praising 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.
The governor pleaded with citizens to conform with the prescribed protocols of the disease pointing 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 boasts 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. Sikirat Lambe, the Chief Medical Director said Kwara still has a low infection rate of 2.6 percent fatality 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 commended the governor for sponsoring training for the front-line workers which he said had helped in no small way to make then record the feat in Kwara Stare.