In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), the Savannah regional office of the National health Insurance Authority (NHIA) collaborated with the Ghana Health Service and the Department of Social Welfare to organize a blood donation event in Damongo on Thursday, 16th November, 2023.
The initiative is aimed at replenishing the blood Bank of the St Anne’s Catholic Hospital (West Gonja District Hospital) which is located in Damongo in the Savannah Regional Capital.
The event was well attended by staff of the NHIS, GHS, Organisations, students of institutions and the general public. Over 150 people attended the occasion out of which 65 people were screened with 30 of them being able to donate successfully..
Chief Dauda Mahama, the Savannah regional Director for the NHIA, explained that the goal of the blood donation exercise was to highlight the NHIS’s 20 years of providing free medical care and caring for the less fortunate in the society.
He emphasized the Authority’s commitment to innovation, transitioning from a manual to a digital system over the past two decades to enhance healthcare delivery.
Acknowledging the NHIA’s annual blood donation drive, Chief Dauda Mahama stressed its ongoing role in assisting healthcare providers and urged the media to collaborate in sharing the NHIS’s achievements and activities.
Mr. Ibrahim Saaka, the Municipal Director of the Department of Social Welfare, lauded the NHIA’s intervention, expressing their commitment to collaborate with the National health insurance Authority to enrolling donors onto the NHIS for free.
A dedicated blood donor, Mr. Alhassan Saaka, who has contributed blood for the 17th time, praised the NHIA’s leadership for their life-saving initiative and pledged to continue supporting those in need by donating blood to healthcare facilities.
Source: Padfm.com.gh/Kumatey Gorden/0243531604