Asante/Florence Afriyie Mensah, GNA
Kumasi, Mar 10, GNA – Three hundred (300) women, all of them waste collectors, in the Kumasi Metropolis, have been freely registered for the national health insurance scheme (NHIS) to access quality healthcare.
Their insurance premium was paid for by Voltic Ghana Limited, producers of Voltic natural mineral water.
Ms. Joyce Ahiadorme, the Public Affairs and Communications Manager, said the gesture was part of its corporate social responsibility.
This coincide with the celebration of the International Women’s Day, held under the theme “Press for progress”.
The women had earlier been screened for high blood pressure, hepatitis ‘b’ and ‘c’ and those who required further medical examination and treatment were referred to the hospital.
The company also supplied to them waste picking kits to assist them in their job of helping to keep the city clean.
Ms. Ahiadorme used the occasion to draw attention to the need to put premium on preventive healthcare – urging people to engage in physical exercises.
She gave the assurance that Votic would continue to give support to the poor and the underprivileged in the society to bring some comfort to their lives.