Ebola: Researcher urges health workers to take insurance policies
A Principal Researcher with the Independent Insurance Researchers (IIR), Mr. Obinna Chilekezie, has advised health workers to take up health and life insurance policies.
Chilekezie gave the advice on Sunday in Lagos in a chat with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
He said that people have relegated the importance of insurance to their lives to the background.
“Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is no respecter of persons. Health workers are at a greater risk of being infested by the virus.
“It had shown that no matter how many times you wash your hands or wear protective gears, you can still be infested with the virus.
“Even though medical professional Indemnity is one of the compulsory insurance policies, but many hospitals do not buy it
“With this Ebola Virus, it is necessary for health workers to ensure that they have insurance policies.
“The world is a global village and nobody knows another sickness that will be introduced to Nigeria,’’ he said.