Mr. Joseph Frempong, Member of Parliament for Nkawkaw Constituency in the Eastern Region in fulfilling a promise made during the 2020 electioneering campaign has renewed a total of 15,643 National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) cards for people within the area.
Before the 2020 General Elections, Mr. Frempong pledged to renew cards of his vulnerable in the constituency which included widows, widowers, and the less privileged for them to have access to quality health care.
Having been voted into office, he has fulfilled his promise by renewing cards for a chunk of people in the area and has said that it is going to be a yearly MP’s program so far as he continues to be the Member of Parliament for Nkawkaw Constituency.
Speaking to the media, he said, “During the 2020 campaign we realized some people are needy and struggle to go the hospital since they are unable to register for the NHIS and these people die as a result of poverty. So based on the calls I received and the interventions I did for some people who are not financially down I decided to support the poor and vulnerable in society when I become MP”
“We started it in 2020 and we’ve done over 16,700 cards to support the people so they can access health care. I decided to do that based on what I saw during my campaign and we are going to do this every year to support the needy” he said.
He noted most of the communities need CHIP compounds and has promised to resolve that problem in his tenure.
Mr. Frempong added that, there are places (Asubone) with far advanced CHIP Compounds and that, he is planning for a sizeable future to provide oxygen cylinders in that facilities in the bid to have quality health care in the constituency.
He disclosed that plans are board for the implementation of yearly health workers awards in the municipality and are of the view that would motivate the workers to give their best.
He indicated he is yet to meet with the health director and then strategized what they can do to start implementing the awards.
The MP affirmed that he would work in conjunction with the health directorate on how they can properly use the health fund to meet the needs of the directorate since he does not want to be an autocratic leader.