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15.06.2007 Health

Staff of Tano-South NHIS told to change attitude towards patients


Acheampong) GNA- An educationist, Mr Oppong Acheampong has appealed to the staff of the Tano South district Mutual Health Insurance Scheme in the Brong Ahafo Region to change their repugnant attitude towards their clients.

He said the attitude of the staff could bring the scheme into disrepute and appealed for the re-posting of some of them to ensure the effective management of the scheme.

Mr. Acheampong was speaking to the Ghana News Agency on the future of the scheme in the district.
He said the situation might even compel most of the people to register in another district during the next registration season.

"The way some of the workers treat the clients can best be described as uncouth and this must be condemned", he stressed.

Mr. Acheampong expressed his regret that after registering, it takes more than six months to be issued with identification cards.
He alleged that clients have had to pay for some common drugs and even malaria injections at the Bechem government hospital, which is supposed to be borne by the scheme.
Mr. Acheampong noted that the scheme was introduced to ease the medical burden on the poor and called on the government to act swiftly to save the scheme in the district.