KETA AND ANLOGA HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME YIELDING A POSITIVE RESULT IN MOBILE RENEWAL POLICY: - Hon. Edah - Newsfile Online

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KETA AND ANLOGA HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME YIELDING A POSITIVE RESULT IN MOBILE RENEWAL POLICY: - Hon. Edah





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The Director of National Health Insurance Scheme for Keta Municipality and Anloga District Hon. Edward Edah revealed that, the introduction of digitization system and the mobile renewal of the health insurance cards has totally improved the performance of the scheme than previous times.

According to him, records from July 2019 since the commencement of the renewal and the digitization to date recorded 3,036 which shows an improvement.


The Director of National Health Insurance Scheme for Keta Municipality and Anloga District Hon. Edward Edah revealed that, the introduction of digitization system and the mobile renewal of the health insurance cards has totally improved the performance of the scheme than previous times.

According to him, records from July 2019 since the commencement of the renewal and the digitization to date recorded 3,036 which shows an improvement.

In the records, July 2019 the Keta Municipality and Anloga District Assembly's scheme has in August they had reduced to 2,623 under the mobile renewal system, September it was 2,827, October had 3,770, November was 2,346 whereas December recorded 2,381 mobile renewals respectively.

In July Keta and Anloga had the 3rd position out of I6 schemes in the Volta region and in August they had the 2nd position, 4th position in September and October 4th position respectively.

The Keta and Anloga Districts had 1st position in the mobile renewal system of the total percentage of active membership in the Volta region.
Hon. Eda said in December 2019, the scheme recorded 72,000 and above active cards in the Keta municipality and the Anloga District assembly.  He emphasized that the improvement in the mobile renewal system under the scheme was as a result of thorough education.

Hon Edah, factored out that the introduction of the mobile renewal system has reduced long queues in their offices in terms of the initial renewal system and exhaustion of time.
In terms of renewing a card on mobile renewal system, one has to dial *929# and follow the procedure.
He said the card can be used when renewed immediately after it's validity period but when it exceeds a month and more the bearer has to wait for a month after renewal.

The paramount problem  of the scheme in general is that, usually parts of their bills or claims from the hospitals to the scheme is settled partially after which vetting is done before settling the remaining balance. But now the scheme's headquarters has taken over everything because every earning goes into the consolidated fund which is hindering the service of the scheme in terms of settling bills.

And another problem of the scheme is the lack of immediate renewal of the cards.
The Director said, for those who are 70 years and above their renewal cost ¢6.00 on mobile money. And those who are 70 years and above registering for a new card has to pay ¢8.00 as well.  Those who are 18 to 69 years will pay ¢25.00 and has to pay ¢23.00 on mobile renewal. Children and aged has to pay ¢6.00 and also ¢8.00 for renewal.
Passionately, registration of pregnant women and indigenes or the vulnerable are free. 

He stressed that a new registered card can only be valid after a month.
Hon. Edward Edah who was speaking on Jubilee radios morning show with host Savior Selasi Amenyedzi, on 20/02/20  says that the population of the Keta municipality and that of Anloga districts assembly is  around 182, 000 and above but  only 72,000 are registered or active card bearers. He therefore advise the general public that those who are hesitating to renew and those who are not registered to join the policy as soon as possible before the dark night


Filed by:  Rebecca .M. Ocloo - Akorli.



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