Over 979,000 clients from the National Health care insurance Scheme (NHIS) inside Eastern Region was issued together with the new biometric cards.

This ended up being achieved quick grown timbers . challenge of big crowds at all the registration centers as at the end of January 2015.

Stringent measures were put in place by management, including running of shift system in the 17 administrative offices in the market, where specific dates are sent to clients for card production with priority towards aged, women who are pregnant and kids.

These measures based on the Regional Director on the NHIS, Alhaji Seidu Samson, at a media briefing, ended up being to meet clients demands and enroll more unto the scheme.

The Regional Director said the old cards, that are fitted with not expired are valid and could be utilized to access healthcare at every accredited facility and attracted the populace never to abandon that old cards to achieve the biometric cards.

He disclosed that, the 3G network system applied to the biometric registration being active is not strong in the community a result of the mountainous nature, otherwise the scheme may have embarked on community base registration and outreach programs to help make the registration into the NHIS simple more accessible.

The Regional Director however, noted that, to manipulate the bunch and make certain efficient service, the NHIS regional directorate had drawn each of the district assemblies to supply them temporal spaces to decentralize the registration as well as other demands of NHIS clients in the area.

He said, not like reports that the NHIS was dying, utilization or the range of times NHIS clients visited the accredited facilities in the region during the past year, stood at 4,940,453, adding that, it indicated our prime confidence clients had in the program.

Alhaji Samson said, to this point, the regions’ active membership stood at 1,003,201, representing 38.10 per cent from the regional population of two,633,154, whiles inside the same period, earnings claim of Gh40,237,858.54 was paid and assured that, all arrears owed the repair shops in the neighborhood could be paid by March in 2010.

He called within the media to assist the NHIS to educate the populace on services provided additionally, the incredible importance of the scheme to generate the public’s confidence and ownership on the scheme with regard to their own benefit.


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