©️ ECOSURE has announced plans to immediately support the country’s national health delivery system by equipping frontline medical staff with protective equipment as the country battles to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
The innovative insurance solutions provider has also pledged to give medical workers life and health insurance in addition to safe transport to and from work daily for the next 12 months.
Cassava Smartech’s chief executive Eddie Chibi said they have decided to give critical support to doctors and nurses fronting the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
“In the situation we find ourselves in as a nation, we want to ensure all frontline medical staff are fully protected and we are putting in place measures that give them confidence as they carry out their noble duty of primary patient care and as they save lives,” said Chibi in a statement.
This comes at a time there are seven confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country, and one confirmed death.
EcoSure general manager Godwin Mashiri said his organisation would immediately begin providing support to all medical practitioners, doctors and nurses who are providing health services at this critical time.
“We are offering free personal protective equipment for all doctors and nurses who attend to their duties at this very critical time. We are also offering free Vaya transport to both nurses and doctors, so they can commute to and from work in safe and sanitised vehicles,” Mashiri said in a statement.
“Vaya recently announced that it had taken the lead in promoting safe transportation during the Covid-19 outbreak by training its drivers in strict health and safety protocols, and equipping them with sanitisers and face masks, among other interventions.
“We will also be immediately offering life and health insurance in the form of a cash benefit of $500 per day, for each day of hospitalisation, and a lump sum benefit of $50 000 in the event of permanent disability and eventual death caused by any accident,” Mashiri said.
Mashiri added that the package would include a cash benefit of up to $30 000 in the event of death arising from any other cause apart from accidents.
He added that EcoSure will also offer 100 percent education scholarships for the children of any medical practitioner who takes up this offer to work in public hospitals or clinics at this time, should they pass on during this period.
The education scholarship will be administered by Higherlife Foundation through its Capernaum Scholarship. Higherlife Foundation is funded by the Econet group of companies and by Delta Philanthropies, the social impact vehicle of Econet founder Strive Masiyiwa and his family.
It is already supporting hundreds of doctors who signed up for a fellowship scholarship launched late last year.
The fellowship, worth over $100 million, was offered amid a crippling, nation-wide strike by doctors that had left thousands of patients stranded.
Higherlife said at the time that its main focus was the plight of the patients, and that it sought to capacitate healthcare personnel.
Meanwhile, Chibi has announced that EcoSure has also partnered with local authorities around the country to provide hand-washing basins in urban public places to promote sanitation and cleanliness that help prevent the spread of the virus.
“As a business, we are taking different measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus both at our own workplaces and in public spaces,” Chibi said.
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