NHIS envisaging increase in mobile money renewal- PRO
The Sunyani Municipal Public Relations Officer (PRO)of the National Health Insurance Scheme Mrs. Rejoice Gyamfi Addai has indicated that they are envisaging massive increment in Mobile Money renewal by the close of the year.
To achieve this vision Mrs. Gyamfi Addai stated the Municipal Office of the NHIS is going to embark on series of educational activities at some community durbars, sensitization programs at various markets and house to house, to educate NHIS clients in the municipality about how to use their mobile phones to renew their membership.
She said NHIS renewal on Momo is not all that encouraging, as at June this year they have done 36 thousand mobile money renewal which is very minimal thereforethe scheme had adopted to help their clients especially those living in villages and those who can’t use their phones to do the renewals.
She was hopeful that by November December this year the figures will double thanks to measures the Sunyani municipal office of the scheme is going to implement.
Mrs. Gyamfi Addai stated that NHIS covers 95 percent of all ailments in Ghana, and as a member of the NHIS, they stand to benefit from this package but unfortunately the problem they are facing today is that some of their clients are ignorant of their benefits in the NHIS and pays for their healthcare whenever they go to health facilities for healthcare.
According to the PRO the community durbar offers the NHIS the opportunity to educate their clients about some of the benefits they stand to gain from the scheme and also asked them to report any health facility or service provider to the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) that will collect any money from them, after giving them treatment for the appropriate sanctions to be effected.
She assured their clients that things will change for the better, by the close of the year.
As at the end of June this year, the BONO region, out of 174 thousand target membership drive, active membership stood at 165 thousand, representing 95 percent of the population, which she said is not bad at all.
She appealed to non- members of the scheme to get themselves registered, so that they can have access to quality healthcare.
By: Osei Kwadwo Patrick