Health Ministry: Salary delays due to HR department being COVID positive

Health Minister Ahmed Naseem. (Photo/President's Office)

Ministry of Health on Tuesday stated that delays in depositing salary for health workers were due to the entire Human Resource Department of the ministry testing positive COVID-19.

Speaking to ‘Sun’, Executive Director Aminath Shathufa said that many employees of the ministry were positive for COVID-19. She added that with the entire HR department testing positive, employees had to go into quarantine.

“There are not many employees in that section. They got the release on Sunday. Not every employee will be able to run the HR systems.”

Shathufa revealed that they are now sending to the Ministry of Finance to send out salaries. She predicted that by Tuesday night, all payments will be sent out.  

The Health Ministry is responsible for sending out payments for regional hospitals, health centres and health posts.


Employees from the various health centres as well as those working at IGMH and Health Protection Agency have been voicing concerns about salary delays. According to Finance Ministry, the salary for IGMH and HPA was not yet deposited due to delays in sending the salary sheet.