The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has enrolled Madam Georgina Yawa Ankrah, a partially blind and crippled woman, and her daughter with down syndrome, on the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
The registration followed an appeal by Madam Ankrah to the government to help enroll her daughter on the Scheme for free healthcare.
A statement from the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), copied to the Ghana News Agency, said Madam Ankrah and her daughter’s story also caught the attention of the First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo after it was aired on television.
This prompted the intervention of the First Lady’s Foundation, which helped her received medical attention on Tuesday, February 23, at a hospital in Accra.
The visit to the hospital marked her first step towards recovery, the statement said.
Dr Salamatu Nantogma, a Family Physician Specialist, in an interview with the media after attending to the beneficiary, said: “She is doing well. Diabetes has been confirmed. She has gone through a few medical exams and tests to be able to ascertain whether she has some complications because of diabetes.”
Mr Ben Kusi, the Director of Membership and Regional Operations (MRO), NHIA, who presented the membership cards to mother and daughter on behalf of NHIA Management, urged Ghanaians to enrol on the Scheme.
He said it was important for Ghanaians to be active members of the Scheme and reminded the public to utilise the *929# short code to renew membership on any mobile device with their mobile money wallets.
Mr Oswald Essuah-Mensah, a Deputy Director at the NHIA, commended the media for highlighting the plight of the needy and vulnerable and encouraged them to continue to touch the lives of Ghanaians through their networks.
The statement said the NHIA provided the membership cards to support the family in accessing free healthcare and also presented other relief items to the two.
- Moody’s downgrades Ghana to further junk status, warns investors could lose in debt restructuring
- Organised Labour rejects 18% salary increment
- “We’ve been tracking Mohammed Kudus for more than one year” – Barcelona Director
- Qatar 2022: “Kudus is currently the World Cup best player” – Prince Boateng
- Ronaldo receives $225m offer to play for Saudi Arabian club
- Minority welcomes government’s decision to reintroduce road toll in 2023
- Some OMCs start reducing fuel prices, GOIL down by 3.5%
- Ato Forson calls out ministers and MPs for abandoning 2023 budget to watch football in Qatar
- 2023 Budget: TUC rejects government’s salary projection of ₵44.9m
- ‘Insulting’ Ashanti Regional NSS Boss to appear before Committee of Inquiry
- Harmattan Season: Wildfires destroy food crops in North-East Region
- NHIA opens new office at Mion
- Second Lady calls for comprehensive development of children
- Include persons with mental health conditions in immunization programmes – MindFreedom Ghana to GHS
- Ofori-Atta has more integrity than 99% of politicians – Prof. Stephen Adei
- Directors of ‘The Woman King’ auditioned me for a role – Prince David Osei
- Government’s management of economy commendable – Prof Adei
- Supreme Court dismisses suit against GRA’s pay 30% before challenging Act
- If your music penetrates China, then you have done enough as an artiste – Kuami Eugene
- Playback: PM Express discuss Moody’s further downgrade of Ghana to junk status
- Chamber of Telecommunications outlines services to be affected by SIM deactivation
- Ernest Kojo Manu: Bumpy roads, illegal speed ramps posing serious threat to safety of road users
- Single spine is the most indecent salary structure – TUC
- Organised Labour revises demand for base pay increase to 65%
- Danny List urges black golfers to be more vocal to motivate young talents