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The PSA is aware of the need for professional indemnity insurance cover for its members who, in the course of their official duties, may be exposed to claims for monetary compensation through the normal civil courts that will require them to have sufficient insurance cover, e.g. a Nurse who is sued by a patient for alleged negligence. The type of insurance cover is often referred to as 'malpractice insurance cover'.

The PSA has secured professional indemnity insurance cover for its nurses medical technologist and health workers of R1 million per individual member per year at no additional cost to the member. The professional indemnity insurance cover is part and parcel of the PSA membership fee.

Although many other unions have secured such professional indemnity cover for their members, the PSA's indemnity cover has been approved for an initial R1 million per individual member per year and limited to R35 million in aggregate. Other unions limited to R5 million cover in aggregate which means that once that R5 million is exhausted (by only a few claims) no further cover is available to any other individual member for a year!

For more information call Garrun Pretoria (Pty) Ltd on 0860 694 500