Mr. Samuel Owusu-Adjei, Deputy Minister of Health, on Monday called for swift efforts to ensure that all Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) contributors nationwide started benefiting form the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) within the shortest possible time.
threw the challenge to the Governing Board, Coordinators and Managers of NHIS as a teaser that would "trigger" an intensified registration nationwide.
noted that increased registration would mark the beginning of reaping the good intentions behind the introduction of the NHIS.
, who was addressing participants at the third response coordination meeting of the Ghana Health Service
said the implementation of the NHIS had been beset with problems including slow implementation and varied progress in the regions and districts.
said a programme had been put in place by the GHS
to intensify education on the benefits of the NHIS and to ensure a wider coverage, especially those in the informal sector.
stated that in spite of all the problems, there was the need to work hard to ensure the success of the scheme against all odds.
called for a review of the scheme design and its implementation and to further consider its weaknesses, attempt to strengthen them and think of ways of improving communication.