From William N-lanjerborr Jalulah
THE BAWKU Municipality, Garu-Tempane and Talensi-Nabdam District Mutual Health schemes have enrolled a total of 6,244 new subscribers.
The subscribers are beneficiaries of a mass special registration exercise initiated by the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) in the Upper East Region in October this year.
The Bawku Municipal Mutual Health Insurance Scheme Manager, Mr. Mahamadu Seidu Akugri, who also superintends over the Garu-Tempane District, disclosed this at Garu when he presented health insurance ID cards to the beneficiaries at Garu.
He said the increase in subscribers represents a significant boost for the scheme, as it will offer more people the opportunity to access health care.
The special registration exercise was initiated by the NHIA to enable more people enroll into the scheme, and clear the number of backlog of registrations, as a result of the inability of the people in the three assemblies to travel long distances to register.
In October this year, a total of 9,829 people benefited under fresh renewals and the special registration exercise.