An insurance firm, Hollard Ghana, in support of the fight against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has donated personal protection equipment (PPE) to five organisations in the country.
The organisations consist of Kamina Barracks Hospital, Northern Electricity Distribution Company Limited (NEDCo), Regional office of the Ghana Education Service, staff and management of the Tamale Airport, and the Tamale-Bolgatanga Transport Union all in the Northern Region.
The presentation was made by the Branch Manager, Regional Markets Hollard Insurance Ghana, Mr Sulley Mohammed Ali, in the presence of the Hollard Life Assurance Sales Manager, Mr Mutaru Abdul-Hamid. The Medical Superintendent of the Kamina Barracks Hospital, Dr Aaron Anos, received the items on behalf of his outfit.
A press release issued by the insurance firm on June 1, quoted Mr Ali of saying that, “Every frontline health worker must be kept safe particularly in a pandemic such as COVID-19.
“This donation aligns to our purpose to treat everyone with care and dignity and is a part of our company’s comprehensive initiative to safeguard essential service providers while creating awareness about the viral disease.”
Receiving the items, Dr Anos thanked Hollard for distributing the nose masks to the institution's staff, which he said would go a long way to protect them and their patients.
“We are grateful to Hollard Ghana for considering our safety and donating these PPE to us. As a health institution, the PPE remain most sought-after during this trying time. With these in hand, we shall continue to do our best to deliver the best of health care services to the people of Tamale,” he added.
The PPE donation and awareness campaign comes as Hollard Ghana’s Life Insurance subsidiary, Hollard Life Assurance announced a free COVID-19 cover for all its existing and new customers on individual and group policies.
Hollard Ghana combines its deep local knowledge of the market with the world-class expertise of an international insurance brand.
With feet firmly planted on the Ghanaian soil but Headquartered in South Africa, Hollard delivers innovative insurance solutions customised to the unique risks Ghanaians face. Hollard was previously Metropolitan Insurance which operated in Ghana for over 25 years.