Not Every Doctor Or Nurse Is A Frontline Worker, Oppong Nkrumah Clears Air

In response to agitations about the exclusion of some health workers from the remuneration reserved for Covid-19 frontline workers Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has outined the specific definition of frontline health workers.

Some health professionals have expressed concerns about being exempted from the government tax incentives given to frontline workers in the battle against Covid-19.

Speaking on The Final Lockdown on Sunday, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah stressed that, the classification of frontline health workers is specific to those handling positive Covid-19 cases.

“The reality is that not every doctor or nurse is a frontline health worker. For the purposes of this exercise, a frontline worker is a nomenclature for persons who have actually handled positive cases,” he told host Emefa Apawu.


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