As part of activities marking the 20th Anniversary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Staff of the Western North Regional Offices of the NHIA has donated close to a Hundred pints of blood to the Sefwi Wiawso government Hospital Blood Bank.

The exercise which was under the theme, "20 years of care, One pint at a time, Donate for Care" was to elevate the caring touch of the NHIS beyond the Healthcare paper work to directly impact the needs of the millions of members who may at a point need blood for their survival.

Addressing participants and volunteers who took part in the exercise, the Middle Belt Director of the NHIA, Mr. Kwadwo Tweneboah Koduah noted that for 20 years, the NHIA through the NHIS has supported over 25 million Ghanaians with access to free, affordable and quality healthcare.

He said the scheme today, continues to touch the lives of its over 17 million active members with the service and decided to go further by directly donating their blood to help those who may need it as a further sign of its unwavering commitment to delight its members. 

On his part, the Western North Regional Director of the NHIA, Mr. Gordon Amoh- Boahen noted that the massive turn out of staff for the exercise was a testimony of their desire to serve their people in diverse ways beyond the issuing of ID cards and healthcare financing.

He expressed the hope that the blood would be freely given to people who may need them at the point of their health needs in line with the NHIS mandate of ensuing equitable and free access to quality healthcare.

Mr. Amoh-Boahen expressed gratitude to all Staff, personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service, the Regional Youth Employment Agency and Volunteers who helped to make the program a success. 

In all, 105 members of staff availed themselves for the exercise but 65 of them were cleared to donate whilst 26 additional pints were donated by the various other donors.

 Source: Osei Owusu Adomako, NHIS Bibiani PRO