Ecosure has announced plans to give a hand to the country’s health sector and ensure that nurses , doctors and medical practitioners are safe by providing them with protective personal equipment ( PPE) and free transport as they battle with COVID 19 in hospitals and COVD19 centers.
Recently nurses had threatened to strike stating that they were no protective clothing to safeguard their health when attending to Coronavirus patients.
EcoSure General Manager Mr Godwin Mashiri said his organization would immediately begin the process of providing support for all medical practitioners , doctors and nurses who go to work and attend to their duties at this critical time.
“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,” he said.
“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,”
Mr Mashiri further added compensation to the medical practitioners ,doctors and nurses ,and benefits that family members will get if any of them die during the period.
“We will also be immediately offering life and health insurance in the form of a cash benefit of Z$500 per day, for each day of hospitalization, and a lump sum benefit of Z$50,000 in the event of permanent disability and eventual death caused by any accident,” said Mr Mashiri. He added that the package would include a cash benefit of up to Z$30,000 in the event of death arising from any other cause apart from accidents.”
“On top of that, we will also be offering 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,” he said.
Mr Mashiri said the education scholarship would be administered by Higherlife Foundation through its Capernaun Scholarship.
Quite a number of people have been eager to get data bundle discounts during this period , however Cassava Smartech plans went a bit further than that.
Ecosure recently partnered with the City Councils 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.