PIX: An excited resident of Bosome Freho being registered on the NHIS facilitated by MP for the area, Hon Akwasi Darko Boateng
THE MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for Bosome Freho, Hon Akwasi Darko Boateng on Wednesday faciliated the registration of about 10, 000 residents on the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
The exercise began at the Church of Pentecost, Ampaha, where natives from Morontuo, Ampaha, Dunkura, Ampento, Beposo and Abosoma forming the first zone were seated at 8am to be enrolled on the Scheme.
The NHIS team said they would seek to enroll over 500 registrants from the first zone and carry out same for the other communities in the next zone.
The team has been instructed to do renewals of outdated cards alongside the fresh registrations.
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Speaking to this reporter, Hon Akwasi Darko Boateng said it was important that residents in the communities looked healthy at all times.
He noted that healthy bodies or persons could best help in carrying out development projects and programmes.
The MP stated that having assessed the residents of the communities he decided to help them to be on the NHIS roll so that they could access care anytime they are not well.
“It is my priority to look out for the welfare of my residents and so i decided to support 10, 000 persons to be on the NHIS roll so that when they fall sick or need to visit the hospital for routine check-ups nothing would stop them from doing so.
Exactly a month ago, the Member of Parliament for the area made a donation of hospital equipments worth GhC 60,000 to the District Health Directorate.
He used the occasion to hint the Directorate that his next move will be to support his constituents to be on the NHIS roll.
The mass registration exercise was therefore a fulfilment of the promise Hon Boateng made last month to the constituents and the health directorate.
Story By Michael Ofosu-Afriyie,