Category: Health & Lifestyle Created on Thursday, 09 August 2012 12:49 Published Date Written by GNA Hits: 449
Takoradi, Aug. 8, GNA - Ms Charllote Arhu, Nursing Officer in Charge of Children’s Ward “B” of the Effia-Kwanta Regional Hospital, on Wednesday lauded the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) for bringing relief to most parents who hitherto could not afford medical care.
She said the hospital continued to witness early report of cases of sick children who previously were brought in last minute because most parents were unable to pay for medical expenses.
Ms Arhu said this when the Children’s Ward received a donation of medical supplies by the National Service Personnel from the Shama District of the Western Region as part of their Service Week celebration.
She debunked the wrong perception that the NHIS did not give enough drugs for treatment of cases adding, “Almost all the drugs for treating diseases among children are covered by the Scheme.”
The medical supplies worth GH¢800.00 included weighing scale, digital thermometer, plaster, cotton wool, gauze roll, flow meter and gloves.
Mr Aning Kesse, President of the NSS, Shama, said personnel aimed at contributing to quality healthcare delivery particularly for children.
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