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Britam rolls out Sh10 home-based Covid insurance

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Cars parked along Kenyatta Avenue, Nairobi. Britam has launched a Covid-19 insurance cover for passengers on ride hailing firm Little. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

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Summary

  • The commuters will pay Sh10 a trip to enjoy personal accident cover of up to Sh150,000.

Britam has launched a Covid-19 insurance cover for passengers on ride hailing firm Little.

The commuters will pay Sh10 a trip to enjoy personal accident cover of up to Sh150,000.

If a commuter tests positive for Covid-19 within 10 days of the last trip, Britam will provide home-based care to the rider through its Telemedicine services.

The care package comprises the provision of medical kits and essential medicines, tele-consultations with a doctor and nurse, nutritionist and mental health consultation.

“Now as the economy reopens, we want to build on our digital experience and expand health care support to these customers by providing them with access to home care treatment in case of Covid-19 infection,” said Benson Wairegi, Britam’s Group Managing Director.

As Covid-19 numbers rapidly rise, the health ministry has pushed for home-based care for asymptomatic patients.

Kenya had 1,262 patients on home based care while 1,262 are admitted in hospitals.

The easing of Covid-19 restrictions has coincided with a jump in cases. Infections have risen 5.4 percent to 83,618 over the past one month while deaths have gone up by 49.8 per cent to record 1,469 fatalities in the same period.

“We have taken a number of steps to ensure a safe ride to our customers and this collaboration with Britam will expand our safety proposition,” said Kamal Budhabhatti, Little and Craft Silicon CEO