THE CAPE Coast Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), Madam Mercy Arhin, on behalf of the assembly, on Thursday donated an amount of GH¢1000 in support of the Member of Parliament (MP) for Cape Coast Constituency, Madam Christine Churcher's agenda of registering about one thousand needy people in the metropolis under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
The money was to supplement funds set aside by the MP from her share of the common fund to help the needy in the metropolis access healthcare free of charge.
Speaking at the launch of the scheme at the Wesley Methodist Hall in Cape Coast, Madam Churcher expressed concern about the way most people are losing their lives because they do not have money to access healthcare, and appealed to the general public to register with the NHIS.
She further expressed dismay about situations where parents buy expensive clothes for funerals and other occasions at the expense of the education of their wards, and advised parents to invest in their children's education since that is the only legacy they could bequeath them.
The residents, obviously elated by the MP's gesture, had within seconds formed long queues to register with the NHIS free of charge.
Everybody, regardless of age and gender, jostled to be the first to be registered, a situation that resulted in near exchange of blows. The Metropolitan NHIS Manager, Mr Osei Reindorf therefore had to hold on with registration exercise for a while for calm to prevail.
Madam Churcher had earlier inspired the people in the auditorium when she stood on her feet for almost 10 minutes praising God for the many blessing what He has bestowed on the people in the metropolis.
From Sarah Afful, Cape Coast