Selasa, 13 Maret 2012

Graphic, Toyota distribute NHIS cards to street children

GRAPHIC Communications Group Limited (GCGL) and Toyota Ghana Company Limited will today give health insurance cards to street children and other poor groups who were registered by the companies with the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) free of charge last year.
The companies registered a total of 411 street children and other vulnerable persons on October 29, 2011 with the Osu Klottey Mutual Health Insurance Scheme.
Pathfinder’s Outreach Ministry, an NGO offering help to street children, helped to identify beneficiaries for help.
The NGO picked many of the street children from the Tema Station and the Agbogbloshie areas. Other persons also came from Adabraka and its environs to take advantage of the programme to get registered with the scheme.
The Public Affairs Manager of GCGL, Mr Albert Sam, said the beneficiaries would gather at the open space in front of the Maame Dokono Spot at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle, Accra, to receive their insurance cards.
The Scheme Manager of the Osu Klottey Mutual Health Insurance Scheme, Mr N. L. Borketey Bortey, said the programme would begin at 9 am and end at 1 pm.
He, therefore, appealed to all those who were registered to report on time at the venue to collect their NHIS cards.
Mr Bortey commended  Graphic and Toyota for their initiative and urged other corporate bodies, individuals and organisations to emulate their example.
The free health insurance for street children project is part of the social responsibility programmes of Graphic and Toyota, both of which have a keen interest in health.
Graphic runs the Graphic Needy Trust Fund, which helps poor people to pay for medical bills.The company also joins up with partners to run free health care programmes for its communities.
In the case of Toyota Ghana, it has adopted a wing of the Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery Centre of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, apart from a donation of a mini bus and cash it made to the teaching hospital last year.

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