The Federal Ministry of Health has provided insurance cover for forty-eight tertiary health institutions, towards protecting the facilities and diagnostic equipment for optimal health-care delivery services.
The Director, Hospital Services, Federal Ministry of Health Joseph Amedu announced this during a sensitisation workshop on implementation of assets insurance of parastatals under the ministry, in Abuja.
The workshop was organised by the ministry in conjunction with the consortium of Insurance Companies and Brokers.
Amedu noted that over the years, the federal government had invested huge amounts of money for building facilities, procurement of diagnostic equipment, vehicles and other essential commodities in 74 tertiary health facilities under the ministry.
He added that the ministry had set up an Asset Insurance Scheme in 2011 to ensure that these investments in the health sector were protected against natural disasters and total loss.