… ‘We demobilised COVID-19 screening taskforce after exceeding target’
The Edo State Government has stated the frontline employees quickly engaged in screening and testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) within the state could be paid their excellent allowance upon the conclusion of the vetting of their payroll.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, in a press release, stated the taskforce was demobilised after the state exceeded its goal to display and take a look at over 500,000 and 5,000 individuals respectfully.
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“The screening exercise was massive and crosscutting. The officials were inundated with lists of persons, who were said to have participated in the exercise. So, we are carefully vetting the lists before making the final payment. The outstanding allowances would be paid before the end of the week,” he stated.
According to him, “The taskforce for the screening train was arrange in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The authorities, upon the outbreak of the pandemic within the state, primarily based its response on the info polled from an epidemiological examine executed in partnership with the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH). This led to the organising of a taskforce to embark on an enormous screening and testing of 500,000 and 5000 individuals throughout the state.
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“The target has been achieved and surpassed. This has led to the modification of our response to the pandemic. With this, the taskforce was demobilised across the screening centres at mobile posts, borders and several other locations.”
He assured that the delay in cost of allowances was because of the vetting of the record of volunteers and different frontline employees, which might be resolved throughout the week.