Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has approved Group Life/Group Personal Accident Assurance Policy for all medical doctors in the state Ministry of Health and hospitals.
This, according to the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Simon Ortuanya is part of the government’s efforts to strengthen the state’s response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Ortuanya, who disclosed this in a statement in Enugu on Wednesday said the assurance package covered medical doctors in the Enugu State University of Science and Technology Teaching Hospital, (ESUTH) Parklane, all doctors in the State Ministry of Health and all other health workers.
Other beneficiaries include fire fighters, staff of Enugu State Emergency Management Agency and all those involved in other essential services.
The statement said that the governor was hopeful the gesture would encourage higher commitment and productivity among the beneficiaries.
Also, the SSG said the governor has directed Presidents General of all town unions in the state to mobilize volunteers and town criers in their respective communities to enlighten the people on prevention of COVID-19 with effect from March 26.
The Presidents General are to interface with the Enugu State Multi-sectoral Rapid Response Team, through the Permanent Secretary, State Ministry of Health, for collection of Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials on Coronavirus for the enlightenment.
According to Ortuanya, the state government has also made provisions for logistic support to the president generals for the various town criers for this assignment.