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Frontline health workers deprived of promised risk allowances

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Frontline health workers deprived of promised risk allowances
Health workers who were engaged in setting up quarantine and isolation facilities and providing treatment to Covid-19
patients last year say they feel cheated by the authorities.

All 10 local units in Palpa have failed to provide risk allowances to health workers. Madhav Aryal/TKP

Madhav Aryal (/Author/Madhav-Aryal)
Published at : May 4, 2021

Updated at : May 4, 2021 09:14

Palpa

Frontline health workers in Palpa who have been fighting the coronavirus pandemic for more than a year now say the government is yet to
disburse their risk allowance.
Health workers who were engaged in setting up quarantine and isolation facilities (https://kathmandupost.com/province-no5/2021/04/26/high-risk-of-covid-spread-in-absence-of-quarantine-centres) and providing treatment to Covid-19 patients last year say they
feel cheated by the authorities.
Giriraj Ghimire, the health unit chief of Rampur Municipality in Palpa, confirmed that none of the frontline workers have received their risk
allowance (https://kathmandupost.com/province-no-5/2020/09/07/frontline-health-workers-in-kapilvastu-deprived-of-risk-allowance)s.
“The second wave of the pandemic is here and we need health workers to hold the fort. But they haven’t been paid last year’s dues,” Ghimire
told the Post. “This year, it’s getting difficult to mobilise workers for the treatment of Covid-19 patients. They are yet to receive last year’s risk
allowance. The authorities concerned have not said anything regarding the risk allowance for the current fiscal year that begins from July 16.”

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