Maputo, 12 Oct (AIM) – Mozambican Insurance companies may soon be obliged to pay the medical costs of road accidents of victims treated at Maputo Central Hospital (HCM), the county’s largest health unit.
To this end, the HCM and assorted philanthropic health associations have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at involving insurance companies in the payment of these costs.
The initiative will be implemented through a project called “Legal Aid Bank”, which aims to offer free legal and administrative assistance to individuals traumatized and hospitalized in the HCM as a result of road accidents.
The plan is expected to be extended eventually to cover the entire country.
“Our actions will be focused exclusively on the victims, providing them with the appropriate clinical treatment and the necessary bureaucratic support, which will consist of handling the entire administrative process, with a view to collecting the costs from the respective insurance company, in the event of human damage”, said Glédisse Manjate, the project’s coordinator.
For the Mozambican Association for Victims of Road Accidents (AMVIRO), which is also a signatory of the project, its implementation will rescue a right of the victims that has previously been neglected.