The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has taken a humanitarian step by organizing a blood donation exercise as part of its 20th-anniversary celebrations.
The event, aimed at supporting NHIA’s clientele in need of blood at various health facilities, also contributes to bolstering the Upper East Regional Blood Bank.
Speaking to the media, Kasimu Abdulai, the Upper East Regional Director of NHIA, expressed the significance of the initiative.
He emphasized that the primary objective of the blood donation exercise is to provide timely and essential support to NHIA’s beneficiaries requiring blood transfusions.
“The Blood Donation Exercise aligns with NHIA’s commitment to not only ensuring access to quality healthcare but also actively participating in initiatives that directly impact the well-being of our clientele,” stated Mr. Abdulai.
The exercise, which took place at the Zamse Senior High Technical School, brought NHIA staff, students of the school, and indigenes of the area together to participate in the blood donation drive.
The director took the opportunity to urge people, especially non-holders of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), to register for the health insurance card. He emphasized that having an NHIS card not only provides financial relief for medical expenses but also allows individuals to be part of initiatives of national discourse, contributing to the greater good of society.
“The NHIS not only ensures that you have access to healthcare when needed but also opens the door for you to participate in events of national development like this, where your contribution can save lives,” Mr. Abdulai remarked.
The NHIA’s 20th-anniversary celebration, marked by the Blood Donation Exercise, reflects the authority’s commitment to holistic healthcare.
The authority also used the exercise to register and renew free individuals who participated.