Ghana's Health Ministry has announced a special life insurance cover for health personnel and allied professionals at the forefront of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic response.
A letter signed by the Minister of Health, Mr Kwaku Agyemang-Manu and addressed to all heads of the agencies within the sector, disclosed that that frontline staff involved in the COVID-19 response have been insured under Group Life cover with an assured sum of GHS 350,000 per life.
Personnel attending to patients with critical illness have been assured a sum of GHS 25, 000 per life, while those who will treat persons with any form of disability have an insurance of GHS 10,000 per life.
The entire premium of the insurance packages total GHS 10,309,919.94.
“As a health professional and allied professionals at the frontline of the COVID 19 response, I seize the opportunity to thank you and your families sincerely for the sacrifice to this national challenge," the letter states.
"The Gormvernnet of Ghana would like to communicate to the Heads of Agencies that the frontline staff involved in the response have been insured under the [above] cover.”
“Please note that the Allied Professionals include all men and women who have been deployed to respond to COVID-19. Please bring this to the attention of all staff deployed and please ensure the appropriate documentation of the process which is strategic for the next steps”.