2007-09-03 20:19:40This article has been read 754 times.
The Talensi-Nabdam District Assembly is making strides to increase residents’ patronage in the registration process of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) which is set to take off in October this year.
To this end, the assembly in conjunction with the Bawku Municipal Health Insurance Service has organised a training programme to upgrade the Community Health Insurance Committees to help whip up public interest in the registration process.
Out of a district population of 100,789, only 15,000 have registered with the scheme, which is way below the number of inhabitants in the area.
The district assembly which was carved out of Bawku Municipal Assembly, joined the scheme early this year and is currently recruiting its core staff.
To facilitate the smooth take off of the scheme, the Assembly has constructed an office, procured a motor bicycle and a digital camera.
The assembly also intends to take up the payment of staff until the National Health Insurace Council (NHIC) completes the process of fully absorbing the scheme.
Some of the challenges facing the scheme include, proximity of the registration centre, delay in the issuance of identification cards and the lack of trust for revenue collectors.
To address the issue of proximity an office has been created at the district assembly for the scheme officers from Bolga to enable them meet up with clients on scheduled dates for registration.