PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
June 2020 : PPN launched a Free mask initiative to improve the safety for both Practitioner and Patient
As the new Covid variants are considered highly infectious and providers work closely with members visiting their practice, providers need to insist on strict hygiene protocols in their practice.
For your own protection and that of your patient, PPN recommends that you wear a face mask at all times when consulting. Please make sure that you dispose of it correctly after each consultation.
PPN covers +/- 22 % of the medical aid market and made the decision to allocate their network providers a free disposable face mask per claim submitted for either a spectacle or contact lens optical benefit to PPN.
PPN provided free disposable masks for 2020 and 2021. The Vaccine became available to all healthcare providers and members. Our commitment on free masks were until vaccines becomes available.
In future, providers may order more disposable masks, gloves and universal shields to cover their needs.
Network providers can visit www.optimum.co.za for more information and costs.
Providers can contact us for more information using the Optimum platform.