The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has become a life saver for most people.
It has reduced health bills for many and allowed people to seek healthcare when previously the decision would have been made based on the current money available to the person.
However, the NHIS is not comprehensive, meaning it does not cover all medical expenses and drugs.
That is why a Ghanaian, Naa Adzoa Adzeley Boi-Dsane, started a petition to put childhood cancer drugs on the NHIS.
If this is done, children who are on medication for cancer treatment will get drugs for free or even at a subsidized rate.
However, what parents are faced with now is to spend almost, if not all, their savings on purchasing drugs for their children who are living with cancer.
Recent GoFundMe campaigns that went viral online brought back the call to put childhood cancer drugs on the NHIS.
For instance, the parent of 13-year-old Michael Kofi Asiamah, needed the help of Sarkodie and others to raise $30K to pay for brain surgery and follow-up treatments.
Little Portia also had to resort to the benevolence of others to raise GHS 40k for her brain surgery and follow up treatments.
The events of the last couple of days made this 3-year-old campaign more relevant as Wanlov and others joined to call to publicize the petition.
This is the action to prove that we do care about our future generation.
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