The authorities of the Asokwa Children’s Hospital have registered 1,246 pupils from two basic schools in Kumasi with the biometric National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) .
The gesture is in line with the hospital’s objective of providing meaningful support to the needy in their operational area.
An amount of GH¢5,000 was expended to register the pupils from the Asokwa Presbyterian and Kaase M/A basic schools for them to access health care when they are sick.
None of the beneficiary pupils in both basic schools had registered for the NHIS service at the time of the exercise. Prior to the registration, the authorities of the hospital also donated buckets, a quantity of disinfectants and detergents to the two schools with the view to inculcating the culture of hand washing in them.
In a brief statement, the hospital’s Administrative Manager, Mr Prince Prempeh Gyamfi, said they would renew the NHIS of the pupils annually .
That, he said, would enable them to receive medical care as regularly as possible for them to be in good health and focus on their academic work.