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A woman paying her insurance premium to a cashier of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) at the Tamale Hospital.
The Tamale Health Insurance scheme has since its inception paid ¢182 million as claims for beneficiaries. The scheme has also distributed 46,141 identity cards to clients since November 2005. A total of 2,312 people have visited health facilities on the ticket of the scheme.
The scheme manager, Hudu Issah, told the Times that 145,420 people had registered, representing only 48 per cent of the target of 300,000.
To ensure the quality of health service delivery, the scheme has signed contracts with 14 hospitals within the metropolis," he said, adding that eight pharmacy shops and 10 chemical shops have also been registered to issue drugs to clients.