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T&T: Healthcare workers to receive COVID-19 bonus

Some 20,000 healthcare workers in Trinidad and Tobago will receive an ex gratia payment shortly.

The payments will be given to employees at the North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA), North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA), Eastern Regional Health Authority (ERHA), and the South West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA).

Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh said the payment will amount to one month's full salary.

In delivering the national budget, Finance Minister Colm Imbert said the payment totalling some $210 million will be made to healthcare workers in recognition of their work during the Covid-19 pandemic.



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