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Bolt offers free transport services to health workers in lockdown areas

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The Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association has collaborated with ride-hailing service, Bolt to offer free transportation services to health workers in affected lockdown areas in the country.

Nurses and Midwives in Accra, Tema, Kasoa, and Kumasi complained of the difficulty they go through before getting to their workplace due to the restriction of movement imposed by the government.

This has compelled many commercial vehicles to suspend operations.

To address this concern, the Association is collaborating with Bolt and the Transport Ministry to provide convenient means of transportation for its members.

President of the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association, Perpetual Ofori-Ampofo said Bolt has been provided with the biodata of its members and upon request, such persons will receive a free ride to their health facilities.

She further added that “the services, when rolled out, would not be used inappropriately by members but only from their residences to their health facilities.”

Other incentives provided to make health workers focused on their duties at this critical time is the introduction of an insurance cover.

Health workers have, thus, been advised to remain calm when treating COVID-19 patients since government has announced an insurance package for them.

According to the Health Minister, health personnel are entitled to GH¢350,000.00 Group Life, GH¢25,000.00 Critical Illness and GH¢10,000.00 Total Temporal Disability (all causes) insurance packages.

Also, the Association has reached out to pharmaceutical companies to support its members with hand sanitizers to make their work easier.

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