THE Member of Parliament (MP) for the Kwadaso Constituency, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, has paid the premium for eighty-five needy individuals in the constituency who were finding it difficult to access the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) from his share of the Common Fund .
The total amount spent on the premiums of the beneficiaries was GH¢ 1,200.
The beneficiaries included the infirm, aged and disabled, among others.
A ceremony was organised at the MP’s office at Kwadaso during which the NHIS premium certificates were presented to the beneficiaries.
Dr Akoto told them that the significance of his intervention was to help bring quality healthcare to the people.
He said no community could develop without healthy people, and therefore, promised to do everything within his means to help others.
Dr Akoto said in the coming years, many more needy people would be supported in various ways to access quality healthcare.
He advised the people to keep a healthy environment to prevent the outbreak of diseases.
The MP urged the people to come together for the development of the constituency.
Some of the beneficiaries who spoke at the function thanked the MP for the support, describing it as the first in the history of the constituency.
They indicated that without the MP’s intervention there was no way they were going to get money to pay for the premiums.
Present were assembly members from the various areas within the constituency, constituency executives of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and opinion leaders of the constituency.