THOUSANDS JOIN NHIS IN SPECIAL REGISTRATION
Over seven thousand (7,000) people have joined the NHIS over the last two months following a special registration exercise undertaken by the National health Insurance Authority, in collaboration with some NHIS District schemes in the Greater Accra Region.
This has brought the current NHIS membership figure to over 15million people representing about 75percent of the Ghanaian population.
The purpose of the special registration is in line with the government policy to ensure that every person resident in Ghana can access affordable and quality healthcare.
The special registration programme was launched by the Chief Executive of NHIA, Mr. Sylvester Mensah who stressed that the initiative was part of the government’s social protection policy to make it a point that every Ghanaian benefits from the scheme.
The exercise has so far been undertaken at worship centres including the Word Miracle Church International at Dzorwulu and Chief Imam’s residence at Fadama, International Central Gospel Church, and Alajo all in Accra.
Other venues targeted for the special registration include market centres such as Makola, Agbogloshie and Kaneshie.
The exercise has enabled people who, because of their work schedule, had not been able to register in the schemes, to do so.
Beneficiaries of the exercise were full of praises for the NHIA and the respective schemes.
Mr. Clifford Adom Gyimah, a banker, commended the team for their good work and giving everyone access to health care.
The Chairman of the Special Registration Team, Mr. Anthony Gingong expressed satisfaction at the turnout.
He pointed out that the enthusiasm of so many people to take advantage of the scheme has indeed justified the need to encourage more people to register, noting that the programme was set up to address financial constraints that have been obstacle to accessing quality healthcare.
Special registration pictures / WMCI pictures