Allianz Life Insurance coverage has introduced free life insurance coverage cowl value GH¢8.44 million for medical professionals in three hospitals within the nation who might come into direct contact with individuals contaminated with the extremely infectious COVID-19.
The chosen well being establishments are the 37 Army Hospital and Korle Bu Instructing Hospital, each within the Better Accra Area; the Komfo Anokye Instructing Hospital within the Ashanti Area.
Talking at a ceremony to current the package deal to the administration of the 37 Army Hospital, the Chief Govt Officer of Allianz Life Insurance coverage, Mr Gideon Ataraire, stated the gesture was to acknowledge the sacrifices these professionals made of their quest to make sure the an infection was introduced underneath management.
“We recognise that the federal government has put in place quite a lot of measures to make sure that this outbreak is contained. For us at Allianz Life, we checked out what the federal government has completed and determined so as to add to those measures by caring for these professionals on the frontline of this combat in case of any eventuality,” he stated.
The package deal
In complete, the package deal covers 112 medical medical doctors and 620 nurses who work within the emergency sections and different key departments within the three well being establishments. The 12-month cowl insures the medical professionals towards incidents that will occur over the interval, no matter whether or not it’s COVID-19 associated or not.
The professionals are anticipated to obtain compensation within the occasion of any incident rendering them unable to carry out their duties whereas their households are assured of compensation from Allianz Life Insurance coverage within the occasion of dying.
Receiving the package deal on behalf of the administration of the 37 Army Hospital, the Commanding Official of the Hospital, Col. A. G. Bugri, stated the insurance coverage package deal would function extra motivation for medical professionals who occurred to be on the frontline of COVID-19.
“It is a very variety gesture as a result of we on the frontline had been nervous about what occurs to us. You may get contaminated and when that occurs and there’s an insurance coverage package deal to treatment such a tragedy, you can be very joyful.
This emboldens us to go ahead and our households would know that if something occurs, there’s something to lean on,” he added.
The presentation of the package deal to the administration of the Komfo Anokye Instructing Hospital in Kumasi was completed by the Northern Sector Regional Gross sales Supervisor of the insurance coverage agency, Mr Robert Eshun.
The Chief Govt Officer (CEO) of the hospital, Dr Oheneba Owusu-Danso, who acquired the package deal, expressed administration’s heartfelt gratitude to Allianz Life. He stated the provide would contribute immensely to the battle to include the unfold of the COVID-19.
He said that whereas well being professionals went to nice lengths to battle the illness, it was additionally crucial for the general public to abide by the precautionary measures meant to examine the unfold of the illness as introduced by the related well being businesses.
The presentation to the workers and administration of Korle-Bu Instructing Hospital will likely be made at a later date.