The Union of Professional Nurses and Midwives, Ghana (UPNMG) has entered into a contractual agreement with Enterprise Life for a comprehensive insurance cover for all nurses and midwives registered with the union.
Speaking at the signing out ceremony at the Advantage Place at Ridge in Accra, President of the UPNMG, Mr Maxwell Oduro Yeboah, said the decision to enter into a partnership with Enterprise Life was borne out of the desire of the union to seek the welfare of its members coupled with Enterprise Life’s credibility and competence in providing that welfare.
“Nurses and midwives make up about 70 per cent of all health workers in Ghana and as the mother union in Ghana, we are in constant search in finding innovative ways of ensuring that their welfare is secure.
"The related hazards of our work, especially in this era of the COVID-19 pandemic, necessitated the need to partner the best insurance company in Ghana to help promote the interest of nurses and midwives.
"We have been witnesses to the good work Enterprise is doing with our tier two pensions so it was a very easy decision to make after receiving several proposals,” Mr Yeboah said.
The General Manager in-charge of Operations of Enterprise Life, Ms Solace Odamtten-Sowah, on her part expressed gratitude to the UPNMG for reaching out to Enterprise Life and promised that they will work tirelessly to meet the expectations of the Union.
According to her, Enterprise Life is honoured for choosing us as a partner. Over the years, we have focused on providing innovative products for our customers and clients.
"This year our strategic focus was to have partnerships with frontline health workers and this was reflected in the premium holidays for all frontline health workers among others when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country. This partnership is therefore in line with our strategic focus and we are happy to partner with you.”
She encouraged all nurses and midwives in the country to register with the union in order to enjoy benefits such as the insurance cover.
She added that registered members were not required to pay any premiums because the premiums were taken from the dues they pay as members.