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13.04.2008 Health

Old vandals pay NHIS premiums for 598 people

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The Volta Regional branch of Old Vandals of the University of Ghana on Saturday presented a cheque for 3,752 Ghana cedis to the Adaklu-Anyigble Mutual Health Insurance Scheme to cover the premiums of 598 deprived people in the district.

The Old Vandals also organized a medical outreach in some communities in the district to bring healthcare to the doorstep of the vulnerable.

Mr Peter Sagpio, President of the association, said the gesture was to give back to community what it had given them through education.

He said the association had adopted the Adaklu-Anyigble District due to its deprived nature and would continue to offer socio-economic assistance to it.

Mr Sagpio underscored the importance of good health to the development of the community and urged people in the district to practice personal and environmental hygiene.

Mr Raybons-Evans Anyadi, Scheme Manager, said 34,638 out of the district's population of 62,820 had been registered so far.

He said from January 2007 to March this year, the scheme collected 17,708.40 Ghana cedis as premiums and disbursed 90,497.05 Ghana Cedis since its inception.

The Manager said government support so far amounts to 270,126.35 Ghana Cedis.

Mr Anyadi said the scheme was progressing steadily and appealed to individuals and organizations to come to the aid of vulnerable people in deprived communities who have difficulty paying their premiums.

Mr Anna Amusu, a beneficiary expressed gratitude to the Vandals for the assistance.

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