Fully insuring frontline healthcare workers to hugely aid Covid-19 war

Nurses

Nurses from Mombasa County light up candles during the burial of their colleague Margaret Ngeti, a nurse at Portrietz Hospital in Mombasa, who succumbed to Covid-19 in this photo taken on November 12, 2020. 

Photo credit: Kevin Odit | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The global health crisis resulting from the pandemic has been unprecedented in scale and extent.
  • By last month, the World Health Organization (WHO) had reported 234.5 million Covid-19 cases with 4.8 million deaths.

Nearly a year and a half later and with widespread realisation that Covid-19 might become a permanent feature of life, the insurance industry has moved to develop products specific to health workers — like doctors, nurses, clinical officers, dentists, pharmacists, laboratory technologists, technicians and allied professionals who provide care directly to patients.

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