Hohoe MCE enjoins Assembly Members to support NHIS

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By Lorlornyofm August 11, 2017 15:06

Hohoe MCE enjoins Assembly Members to support NHIS

The Hohoe Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Andrews Teddy Ofori has enjoined members of the Hohoe Municipal Assembly to support the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) by educating and conscientising their electorates to desist from falling sick before renewing their membership cards.

 

He also identified occasional shortage of drugs at the hospitals, inadequate logistics and office equipment as well as poor treatment of staff by hospital workers as challenges facing the scheme.

 

Mr Ofori made these comments in his sessional address at the first meeting of the second session of the seventh Hohoe Municipal Assembly.

 

He said the past half year’s report from the Hohoe NHIS secretariat bears ample testimony that President Akuffo Addo has not reneged on his 2016 campaign promise of revamping and revitalising the scheme.

 

Reading out excerpts of the report, he said a total number of 196,315 people are registered with the scheme as at June 2016 with an active membership of 73,457.

 

He said 29,274 people got onto the scheme from January to June 2017, while 78,866 benefited from the programme during the same period.

 

The Municipal Chief Executive said the 41 accredited service providers with the secretariat submitted claims totalling GHS 2,279,547.29 covering the period of January to June 2017.

 

According to him, a total amount of GHS 1,523,597.89 has been settled out of the claims.

 

He said the statistics coupled with information he gathered during his maiden interaction with management and staff of the secretariat indicate the NPP government is living up to its bidding.

 

Story by Geoffrey Gah-Mensah

 

 

 

 

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By Lorlornyofm August 11, 2017 15:06
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