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03.11.2008 Health

Jirapa DMHIS Enrols 82,548 Subscribers

By Matthew Ayoo, Jirapa -

The Jirapa-Lambussie District Mutual Health Insurance Scheme in the Upper West Region has enrolled a total of 82,548 subscribers who are accessing quality health care delivery services.

With this figure, the district has been rated the third in the region with the highest coverage for the scheme.

About 900 women benefited from free ante-natal, delivery and post-natal health care services since the introduction of the initiative in July.

The chairman of the Board of Directors, Bede Baguoh, announced these at the fourth Annual General Meeting of the Scheme here.  

Mr Baguoh, said 21,408 out of 39,554 members whose cards expired last September, had renewed their membership.

He advised all those who have not renewed their membership to do so to enable them to continue to enjoy quality health care.

He said GH¢25,048.60 had been paid as claims to service providers for a total of 54,973 people who attended as at August.

A total of GH¢359,378.66 was reimbursed to service providers as the cost of medication for 63,670 premium holders.

Mr Baguah disclosed that since the inception of the scheme, GH¢233,785.36 had been mobilised as premium from members of the scheme.

The District Chief Executive for Jirapa, Justin Dakorah, happy about the performance of the Scheme, presented incentive packages of 10 bicycles and 14 radio sets to 24 best performing agents of the scheme.