A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), known as Travel Center Ghana has fully paid for the enrollment of two hundred and fifty (250) children onto the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
The beneficiaries are residents of Ticheli, a farming community in the Tamale South sub-metropolitan area in the Northern Region.
As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the NGO gave Ghs2,000 to the NHIS Tamale South District office for the registration.
The NGO’s Director of Communications, Mr. Derek Y.N. Onomah, and the Tamale South NHIS District Manager, Mr. Basit Suhuyini Mohammed supervised the event.
A volunteer with Corps Africa in Ticheli, Mr. Suleman Zakaria sourced support from Twellium Industry Ghana, which provided refreshment during the registration exercise.
Mr. Derek Y.N. Onomah at the Ticheli chief’s palace explained, “The money paid for the registration of 250 children onto the NHIS is our organization’s way of giving back to the community.
The youngsters will benefit greatly from the NHIS card in terms of having access to high-quality medical care when they visit the hospital and I urge our chief and people of Ticheli to sign up for the NHIS.
The Tamale South NHIS District Manager, Mr. Basit Suhuyini Mohammed commended the NGO for the kind gesture.
He appealed to other benevolent organizations and philanthropists to help enroll the needy onto the NHIS.
“While the NHIS registers certain vulnerable individuals designated by the Department of Social Welfare, it will be possible to register all vulnerable individuals residing in Ghana with the assistance of NGOs and other groups.”
The Ticheli chief, Naa Sulemana Napari thanked the management of Travel Center Ghana for the support and called for more assistance to alleviate the plight of his people.
The chief further thanked the Tamale South District NHIS management team for conducting the special registration exercise.
Source: Basit Suhuyini Mohammed, Tamale South District NHIS Manager