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Regional News of Monday, 16 December 2013

Source: radioxyzonline.com

Pay the insurance premium for people with disability

The Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai branch of the Ghana Blind Union has been inaugurated with a plea to the Government to do everything to aid all people with disability to sign up to national health insurance scheme (NHIS).

Mr. Louis Bayuoh, the District Coordinating Director, said he did not think that it would be “too much” asking the state to pay the insurance premium to enable them access quality health care.

He said given the difficult economic situation many found themselves, such an intervention could bring a huge relief and appealed to the physically- challenged to strive to become self-supporting.

Mr. Bayouh rallied those who were yet to join the association to do so and said this was in their own interest.

The District Social Welfare Officer, Miss Mercy Quansah, said cash, working tools and equipment had been made available to almost all those with various forms of disability in the area to set up their own businesses.

The goal was to make things better for them and end their dependence on others and charity for survival.

She said she found it refreshing that hardly could anybody with disability in the district be seen begging in the streets after receiving the assembly’s support package.

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