Mr. Charles Agbeve, the Adaklu Anyigbe Mutual Health Insurance Scheme Manager has called on Ghanians particularly natives of the districts to register with the scheme as a way of alleviating their financial burden in times of ill health.
Mr. Agbeve made the call during an orientation for national service personnel in the Adaklu-Anyigbe district on Tuesday. The NHIS he said is a measure introduced by the government of Ghana to abolish the cash and carry system and also give special attention to children, the aged and expectant mothers.
He acknowledged the low level of education on the scheme in the district and indicated that vigorous efforts are being made to reach out to remote areas in the district to make health care accessible to the poor and vulnerable.
He also advised National service personnel in the district to register with the scheme and be agents of change in their respective areas and also work hard, worthy of recommendation should there be the need for them to be absorbed into their respective institutions after their service.
When asked about the proposed one time premium (OPT), Mr.Agbeve re-echoed the commitment of the National Health Insurance Authority to introduce the policy as an optional one but advised that people should be patient since there are further consultations on what should be paid as premium.
“The option of the one time premium is still at its consultation process and any development will be communicated to Ghanaians”. He said.
The Regional Director of the National Service Scheme Gabriel Nyokeh and the District Director Mr. Josiah Lomotey both advised Personnel to live good lives worthy of emulation than indulging in acts that will bring the name of the service into disrepute.
Service Personnel recounted poor transportation, no potable water, electricity and the difficulty in communication with school children in the English language as some of the challenges being encountered in the district.
Credit: Rustum Gameli Senorgbe, Kpetoe.