As part of measures to help contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in Ghana, Enterprise Group has presented an amount of GH¢20.1 million, comprising an insurance package and cash donations, to three key institutions to aid their work.
Following the announcement of recorded cases in Ghana which stands at seven, there have been calls for an insurance cover for the front line staff of the Ghana Health Service who will be attending to patients.
Already, the Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has hinted of government’s plans to secure an insurance package to cover such health practitioners who can provide assistance to affected persons.
The Enterprise Group said its gesture is to augment the financial commitment channeled into testing and managing the situation in Ghana.
The Chief Finance Officer of Enterprise Group, Daniel Larbi-Tieku, in an interview said the the move is expected to strengthen Ghana’s preparedness against the pandemic.
“In these difficult times that the world is going through this pandemic, we thought that it was necessary that we showed up to support the fight against this pandemic; that is why we have come up to support the bodies and institutions that are helping to manage the spread,” he observed.
Mr. Tieku further detailed the specific support to the respective institutions.
“We have put in place life insurance cover for the Ghana Health Service to the tune of GH¢20,000,000 which will cover at least 2,000 beneficiaries who are front life staff of the GHS. We have also supported Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research with GH¢60,000 to support in the procurement of testing materials. We have also supported the Ridge Hospital with GH¢40,000 to procure consumables to help protect patients who will be referred to them,” he indicated.