W/R: Bogoso Divisional Area Queen Mother registers over 600 children onto NHIS

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The Queen Mother of Bogoso Divisional Area Nana Adwoa Tanaa II, has registered over six -hundred (600) children within her division onto the National Insurance Health Scheme (NHIS).

The children, day one to seventeen years in some five communities, namely, Dumasi, Brakwaline, Twedwaa, Dankwakrom and Tawiakrom benefited from the 3-day programme which was aimed at capturing more kids onto the system, to ensure parents do not incur more cost whenever their kids need medical care.

Since Prestea Huni – Valley Municipality was created out of Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipality over ten years ago, residents have always traveled to Tarkwa or Wassa Akropong to register for their National Health Insurance card, due to none existence NHI office in the Municipality.

The situation has been headache for residents, hence the Queen Mother’s decision to bring National Health Insurance officers to the communities under her division to get the kids onto the system.

The programme designed and sponsored by the young Queen Mother Nana Adwoa Tanaa II saw the National Health Insurance officers move from one community to the other just to make sure the registration was successful. Although the officers faced some difficulties in getting stable internet for the exercise.

Speaking to newsmen Wednesday April 14, 2021, Nana Adwoa Tanaa II said, she found the need to reach out to the kids in her jurisdiction to ensure their parents are less burdened with the registration.

She believes that, as far as the card has become a sure way of attaining good health care in the country, everybody must get one, however her focus, first was on the children under her division.

Nana Adwoa Tanaa II advised the parents who got their children registered to take the health needs of their wards seriously.

Parents who may have traveled to other municipalities to register their children, but got the chance to register their them during the exercise expressed gratitude to the Queen Mother for thinking about them.


Kojo Fletcher
Kojo Fletcher

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