Asokwa Children’s Hospital registers pupils with biometric NHIS

BY: George Ernest Asare

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.