Kintampo North NHIS increase membership
The Kintampo North National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in the Brong Ahafo Region has increased it active membership from GH¢57, 627 in 2016 to GH¢59, 914 in 2017 due to prudent and good management measures put in place by the scheme management team.
Date Created : 3/23/2018 10:11:16 AM : Story Author : Rufina Yuoni/Ghanadistricts.com
Mr. Num Abraham Kojo, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Scheme made this known during this year’s annual general meeting of the scheme held at Kintampo.
Touching on some of the measures which led to the increase in membership of the scheme, he cited more and regular community visitations; Public Education by the Scheme management, Radio/FM instituted education programmes and regular schools’ visitation for renewal and registration of members.
Other measures include quality Services rendered by Health Care providers that encouraged others to register. He noted that community durbars where also held to educate the Public in the communities and that yielded results.
Further, he said special registration activities were also held and many people were registered. He added that there were also visit of Departments and markets (both major and satellites) to educate the people. School visitations he noted were carried out in basic schools and Senior High Schools to register both pupil and students. He observed that these were measures put in place by management of the Scheme which resulted in the increased of membership in 2017.
The PRO in his presentation also noted that not only did measures led to increase in the membership but also the scheme exceeded its Premium target and leads in indigenes registration
The Scheme premium increased from GH¢268,061 in 2016 to GH¢293,485 in 2017, exceeding its 2017 target of GH¢275, 532. Due to the good measures put in place, the Scheme is currently leading the region with registration of indigenes. He said 3,123 indigenes has been registered making the figure the highest in the region.
Mr. Jarspard Adenyo, Deputy Coordinating Director of the Assembly who delivered a speech on behalf of the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Kintampo Mr. Michael Sarkodie Baffoe called for hundred percentage registrations of the people in the municipality to enable the scheme achieve universal coverage. He bemoaned the poverty levels of the people, saying the benefits could be a relief to the people.