Allianz Life Insurance has gone to the aid of some selected health institutions nationwide with the provision of some medical essentials needed in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
The organization donated the items to hospitals in five regions across the country in a move that is expected to empower the institutions to discharge their duties in a safe manner.
Commenting on the donation exercise, CEO for Allianz Life Insurance, Gideon Ataraire, said the company will continue to demonstrate its commitment to ensuring that COVID-19 is dealt with to its logical conclusion.
“This pandemic requires our collective effort to deal with. As we have seen in recent times, our health professionals have put their lives on the line in combatting this virus.
“As a corporate institution, we appreciate this selfless duty and we also want to contribute our quota to make sure this virus is defeated at all cost,” he stated.
Five hospitals in Western, Ashanti, Bono, Eastern and Greater Accra have received the donation of personal protective equipment such as face masks, reusable medical overalls and other items such as Veronica buckets, sanitizers and soap among other essential items from Allianz Life Insurance.
Commenting on the gesture by Allianz Life Insurance, Nurse Manager at European Hospital in Takoradi, Hannah Cromwell called on other corporate organizations to come to the aid of frontline workers.
“The items presented by Allianz Life are part of our needs in this era and will go a long way in terms of health delivery in the fight against COVID-19”, she said.
Similar donations were made specifically to the Eastern Regional Hospital, St. Michael’s Catholic Hospital in Ashanti Region, the Bono Regional Hospital & Tema General Hospital.
Insurance cover for frontliners
This latest donation of essential items for fighting COVID-19 to hospitals comes on the back of Allianz Life’s provision of life insurance cover to frontline medical professionals in three of the country’s largest hospitals.
Personnel at the selected health institutions which include 37 Military Hospital, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in the Greater Accra Region, and the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in the Ashanti region have been given a collective life cover up to ¢8.44 million.
The package covers 112 medical doctors and 620 nurses who work in the emergency department and other key departments in the three health institutions.
The 12-month cover insures the medical professionals against incidents that may happen over the period regardless of whether they are COVID-19 related or not.
These medical professionals are expected to receive compensation in the event of any incident that may render them unable to perform their duties.
Again, their families are assured of compensation from Allianz Life Insurance in the unfortunate event of their death.