The NDC parliamentary candidate for the Fanteakwa South Constituency Abigail Akwambea Mensah, has footed the hospital bills of victims of a shooting incidence which occurred at a funeral service at Nsuapemsu in her constituency.
The incident happened as a result of displaying with their guns at a funeral service of their colleague in the village. During the course of the display, one of the hunter’s gun mistakenly fell and fired into the crowd injuring fifteen people within the age range of 10 to 70 years.
Upon hearing the incident, Abigail Akwambea NDC’s parliamentary candidate for the constituency rushed to the Koforidua General Hospital where the victims were admitted. Upon arrival she was told that eleven of the victims had already been treated but couldn’t afford to foot the bills so were still on admission while the rest were receiving treatment at the surgical ward.
As usual of her, she has so far footed the hospital bills of eleven people. She paid a little below three thousand Ghana Cedis, this because most of the victims did not have the National Health Insurance Cards. She later educated them on the relevance of the NHIS card and encouraged them to register.
She also made them aware that a team of NHIS supervisors are in the constituency registering people for free.
This is as a result of her lobbying for some communities within her constituency to be added to the registration exercise.
Speaking to GhanaPoliticsOnline.Com, she used the opportunity to advice all and sundry to be circumspect in weapon handling especially in public.
She then promised to pay the bills of the remaining victims undergoing surgery.