NHIS Staff Urged To Intensify Education

Employees of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) have been urged to intensify their educational activities at all levels to rope in all unregistered Ghanaians.

Mr. James Mettle, Central Regional Manager of the National Health Insurance Authority, made the call when addressing nearly 200 NHIS workers in Cape Coast to round-off activities marking the 10th anniversary celebration of the NHIS.

Such sensitisation programmes, he said, must cover all organised groups, religious sects, schools and various associations to make the required impact at the district, municipal and metropolitan assembly levels.

He said although the system had taken firm root in the region, that should not create room for complacency among the workers since the overall success and sustainability of the scheme depended on them.

Mr. Augustine Acquah, Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Head of the Scheme, appealed to stakeholders of the policy to co-  operate with the implementers of the programme to ensure greater success.

He said the essence of the monitoring unit was to impress upon service providers to give of their best and to woo clients on to the scheme.

Participants, who had earlier in the day paraded through the principal streets of Cape Coast in a float amidst brassband music, were drawn from the 13 operational districts in the region.

The float was to arouse the interest of both registered and non-members of the scheme resident in the regional capital in the health policy.

Pamphlets containing vital educative information about the NHIS were distributed during the float to members of the public including traders, workers, artisans, farmers, fishermen, fishmongers, clergymen, storekeepers, students, hair-dressers and beauticians and travellers. GNA

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