Ecosure, a subsidiary of Cassava Smartech, has announced that it would provide doctors and nurses with protective personal equipment (PPE), life and health insurance and safe transport to and from work daily, for the coming 12 months.
EcoSure general manager Godwin Mashiri revealed that besides donating PPEs for medical personnel, the insurance company will also provide 100% education scholarships for the children of any medical practitioner who takes up the offer to work in public hospitals or clinics should they during the COVID-19 crisis. Said Mashiri:
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 sanitized vehicles.
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.
Zimbabwean doctors and nurses went on strike early this week, demanding that the government provides them with PPEs amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The only hospital that was designated to deal with COVID-19 cases, Wilkins Infectious Diseases Hospital, has been temporarily closed to pave way for refurbishments.