Total Health Trust (THT) Spent Over 20 Million On PPE To Fight Against #Covid-19—-Despite the rising costs and operational challenges Nigeria’s leading health maintenance organisation (HMO) , Total Health Trust (THT), has spent over 20 million on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for providers and clients to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
This was made known yersterday during a virtual event (Provider Forum 2021) for healthcare providers and professionals hosted by Total Health Trust Limited (THT), a member of the Liberty Group. The event which starts from August 24th – 26th 2021.
With keynote speaker by Professor Akin Osibogun and other paper presentations by Dr. Eyitayo Abejide and Dr. Otefe Edebi and other panelists.
The event which was monitored by our correspondent with the theme: “Creating Impact In Chaos: Healthcare Resilience Lessons Post Covid” .
THT has created a COVID-19 relief initiative for its network of healthcare providers to help ensure that Nigerians continue to have access to the healthcare they need during this challenging time.
According to Head, Provider Management, Dr. Chinyeaka Aguboshim during the opening presentation at Provider Forum 2021 noted that THT is playing a leading role in the response through its strategic collaboration with healthcare providers and their delivery of quality health care services in the country.
According to her, “THT provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to our providers across board. From April – November 2020, we have spent over 20 million naira on these equipments and these is done for the interest of our providers and clients”
“Some of the lessons we have learnt during this challenging time is to remain steadfast and resilience during the pandemic and navigate through it”.
She posits further that THT is supporting healthcare providers to mitigate the impact of the epidemic by covering the cost of protective disposable equipment, such as masks and gloves, for consultations, as well as technical support for exposure to COVID-19 related cases.
In her words, “In response to the increasing cost of health care resources and associated cost we have been able to review our tariffs and be fair enough in addressing the fluctuation in the market and these has helped us to affect our providers to give them the necessary needed quality healthcare service”.
Recall, that THT won the Best HMO of the Year at the seventh edition of the Nigeria Healthcare and Excellence Awards (NHEA).