November 18, 2020 3:16 am
The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection in collaboration with the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) with support from the Ghana-Luxemburg Social Trust (GLST) have successfully launched the National Health Insurance Scheme Registration of indigents beneficiaries of the Ghana Luxembourg Social Trust Project Phase three (3) in the Dangme West District on Wednesday, 18th November, 2020.
The project aims at improving maternal and child health status of the poor and low-income groups using the conditional cash transfer system.
The Project Coordinator at the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Mr. Felix Logah said the ministry is committed to ensuring that the poor and vulnerable have access to social services in the country.
Mr. Logah announced that the Ministry is working with the Ghana Health Service to improve the services of CHIPS compound in the country.
The District Chief Executive of Ningo Prampram, Mr. Jonathan Teye Doku was grateful to the Ministry for the support rendered to his community members.
He made a passionate appeal to the Ministry to ensure that schools in Ningo Prampram were enrolled onto the Ghana School Feeding Programme.
Mr. Ben Kusi, Regional Operations Director at the NHIA said they committed to partnering the Ministry to register vulnerable persons onto the NHIS.
Phase 3 of the project looks forward to registering 5,000 poor individuals onto the National Health Insurance Scheme and 3,000 poor individuals onto Birth Certificate in the Shai Osudoku and Ningo Prampram districts by the end of 2021 first quarter.
The project will mostly benefit children, the poor and pregnant women thereby contributing to the extension of Social Protection in Ghana.