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03.11.2005 Health

Intensify sensitisation exercise - NHIS workers told

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Winneba (C/R), Nov. 3, GNA - Workers of district mutual health insurance schemes in the Central Region have been told to intensify their sensitisation activities to win more clients and maximise adequate revenue to sustain their respective schemes.

Mr Matthew Ahwiren, member of the Central Regional Taskforce on the National Health Insurance Scheme, made the call when he met workers of the Awutu-Effutu-Senya District Mutual Health Insurance Scheme (AESDMHIS) at Winneba to discuss challenges confronting the scheme.

The interaction formed part of a joint sensitisation programme by the Regional NHIS Secretariat and Management of the Awutu-Effutu-Senya District Mutual Insurance Scheme.

Mr Ahwiren said they could attain this objective if scheme workers concentrated more on field duties rather than office functions.

He said that the sustainability of the scheme would depend mainly on its financial capabilities and it was, therefore, necessary for all health insurance employees to make mobilisation of new members and payment of premiums their prime concern in order to strengthen the financial base of the schemes.

Mr Ahwiren urged workers of the AESDMHIS to work harder to ensure the early take off of the scheme.

He commended Mr Felix Kwei-Tagoe, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Awutu-Effutu-Senya District Mutual Health Insurance Scheme, for his tireless efforts in ensuring the success of the scheme and called for continued co-operation from workers of the scheme.

Speaking at the meeting, Mr Kwei-Tagoe expressed his appreciation to the Regional Taskforce and the Regional Directorate of the Ghana Health Services for extending a helping hand to the AESDMHIS.

Mr Kwei-Tagoe promised to maintain the tempo of work he had initiated to meet the expectation of the Government and the public.

Mr Chris Oddoye, Manager of the AESDMHIS, appealed to the Government to expedite action on plans to provide the scheme with means of transport to promote the activities of the NHIS in the area.

The team covered about 20 towns and villages during the campaign.

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