Tuesday, September 7, 2010


THE Berekum Municipal Health Insurance Scheme (BMHIS) has begun on-the-spot registration and a house-to-house programme to register more clients under the scheme in the municipality.
The Scheme Manager, Mr Ben Bukari, made this known at a community outreach programme of the scheme at Mpatapo in the Berekum municipality in the Brong Ahafo Region to educate members of the public on the need to register with the scheme to enable them to reap its benefits.
Mr Bukari said the scheme had been able to capture about 68 per cent of the population in the municipality, adding that the nine-month old programme was a contributory factor to the increase in clients.
He said it was the policy of the government to cater for the health needs of Ghanaians to provide affordable healthcare to both the rich and poor in the country.
Mr Bukari, therefore, urged the people to embrace the scheme since the development of every nation largely depended on the good health of the people.
He stressed that issues on the National Health Insurance Scheme should not be politicised since the vulnerable and the majority poor became victims of the situation.
Mr Bukari appealed to those who were still sitting on the fence and had not registered with the scheme to do so immediately, as that was the only surety against ill health.
The scheme manager further advised the clients to frequently check their renewal dates in order to keep their Identity Cards (ID cards) always active.
He assured the people of Berekum that there had been an improvement in the registration and payment of money to service providers.
He, therefore, implored the people to maintain the confidence they had reposed in the scheme.
Mr Bukari advised the staff to continue the good work that they were doing and to double their efforts to build the scheme to become a vibrant one for better human development index in the municipality.
He assured the public that his doors were opened for good advice and contributions to improve the scheme.

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