Veteran actress, Joke Silva is leading the campaign of a health scheme designed to ensure that actors and actresses in Nollywood do not revert to public begging for financial aid in footing medical bills.
The veteran actress is working closely with the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, which has stated that it would soon unveil an insurance scheme for its members.
Joke Silva stated that such a move had become necessary to save actors and Nollywood practitioners the shame of having to take their financial troubles to social media users.
She said, “With this AGN Health Insurance Scheme, registered members of the guild will have access to essential medical and health care services as the need arises.
“The partnership with Medicard, a reputable HMO, according to the statement, is meant to ameliorate this situation. The Health Insurance Scheme, it noted will also enable actors attend to their medical needs just as it will position AGN as a responsible and responsive organization.
“A fund to assist indigent actors pay regular premiums on their medical insurance will also be launched at the event.”Photo Credit: Instagram