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03.03.2007 Business & Finance

Jomoro Health Insurance Scheme Pays ¢1.1 Billion Claims

By myjoyonline

THE Jomoro Mutual Health Insurance Scheme had as at January this year, paid an amount of ¢1.1 billion as total claims for the cost of health care delivery under the scheme.

Kodwo Acher, chairman for the Jomoro Mutual Health Insurance Scheme announced that during its maiden general meeting held at the Jomoro District Assembly Hall, Half Assini.

Mr Acher said that the average cost of medication per month per a patient is ¢94,000 out of which the contributor pays only ¢6,000 and the government subsidises with ¢88,000.

He suggested that due to the aforementioned figures, the ¢72,000 being paid by the contributors in the area must be raised to ¢100,000 in order for the scheme to grow.

The District Chief Executive, Mr Martin Ackah, said the success of the scheme generated a heated debate and irrespective of those trying moments, it had finally come to stay.

He advised the health providers under the scheme to treat everyone equally, irrespective of his political, social and economic status.

A retired educationist, Mr John Tayi Miezah Manlenzeh from Tikobo No. 1, was elected as the Member Presiding for the scheme.