Passion for Needy registers 120 less privileged persons under NHIS
Passion For Needy, an NGO set up to provide need-based assistance to the underprivileged in society has registered 120 less privileged persons under the National Health Insurance Scheme in the Greater Accra Region.
The registration which covers the underprivileged at Glife, Spintex Road Area, Teshie and some of the physically challenged at the Accra Rehabilitation Centre is aimed at allowing the beneficiaries to easily assess the health facilities when the need arise.
In a short ceremony at the Accra Rehabilitation Centre to make payment on behalf of the beneficiaries, the Chairperson for Passion For Needy, Mrs. Janet Torgbor EL-Aschkar said that under the directive form the Senior Prophet T.B. Joshua, the President of NGO, we decided to shift from the normal activity of paying hospital bills for people detained at the hospital to registering them to avoid some of the embarrassment that is associated with such detention.
She said that this programme is an on-going one and it is the plan of the NGO to cover other people in the regions who find themselves under the same condition.
Receiving the cheque on behalf of the NHIA, the Greater Accra Regional Manager, Mr. Lawrence Amartey expressed gratitude to the NGO for such a tremendous initiative. He said since last year, the scheme have recorded high number various corporate organizations registering people under it.
Mr. Amartey said that currently, the scheme has covered only 40% of the people in the Greater Accra Region. He said that it is their hope that other corporate entities would emulate this gesture by Passion For Needy.
Present at the ceremony was the Accra Rehabilitation Centre Manager, Mr. Joseph Kojo Attigah, Madam Maame Araba Dadson, Co-Chairperson of Passion For Needy, Mr.John Arthur and other members of the NGO.