MTN Rwanda has paid Mutuelle de santé for seven vulnerable families comprised of 50 members from Matimba sector of Nyagatare district in Eastern Province.
Alain Numa, the promotions executive at MTN Rwanda has told IGIHE that the program of providing Mutuelle de santé for vulnerable families was initiated in May, 2016 where, up to date, MTN has so far paid Mutuelle de santé contributions for 500 people from Rusizi, Nyagatare, Musanze and Rubavu districts.
“The initiative is part of MTN wide plan of supporting our clients every year,” he said adding that paying Mutuelle de santé is meant to share earned benefits with stakeholders.
Suzan Nyagato, one of beneficiaries and parent of 15 children has lauded the charitable act saying she would not afford Mutuelle de santé had it not been with the support of MTN.
“ I am delighted with the support; it will enhance our family members’ access to health care services unlike the past where the government would provide contributions for eight of 15 family members,” she said.
The executive secretary of Matimba sector, Mushabe Claudien said that the health insurance cover provided will be of great value to the beneficiaries.
“We have been extremely excited since these people had problems of accessing health care services. We helped them but could not provide contributions for all,” he said.