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DCE Deplores Poor NHIS Patronage

2007-10-16 22:35:57
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Abukari Atori
THE District Chief Executive (DCE) of Savelugu Nantong, Alhaji Alhassan A Atori, has expressed concern about the low patronage of the National Health Insurance Scheme in the district.

He said that many more people in the district are yet to register with the scheme which he said was worrying. The DCE said this at the third ordinary meeting of the assembly yesterday at Savelugu.

Alhaji Atori, therefore, entreated workers of the scheme in the district to step up public education on its benefits to ensure that many people register.

He also appealed to the assembly members to impress upon landlords and ladies to register with the scheme.

Alhaji Atori said despite the much touted benefits of the scheme some citizens of the area were still not subscribing to it.

The DCE said poverty should not be used as a justification for low patronage and thereby urged those who have not yet registered to sell their livestock to enable them to do so.

He also complained about the abysmal performance of students in the area, and wondered why the huge investment made by the assembly in education had not led to improvements.

For instance he said the assembly devoted about half of its annual budget to the provision of school infrastructure, motivation and training of teachers which logically should have reflected in their performance.

Alhaji Atori, therefore proposed a forum to discuss the problem and find a lasting solution to it.

He also urged the assembly members to monitor developmental projects in their electoral area to ensure quality work.

source: Times

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