Kumasi — THE SUBIN Sub-Metro Health Insurance under the National Health Insurance has made tremendous progress by registering about 70% clients of the total population of the Sub-metro. Mrs. Esther Odoom, the Manageress of the Scheme disclosed this while addressing traders and market women at the Central Business District at Adum in Kumasi during a mass registration programme organized by the management and staff of the scheme.
She said the exercise offered patrons the opportunity to register at a reduced registration cost to enable majority of the traders at the market have access to healthcare under the scheme.
The scheme manageress entreated Ghanaians and the general public to desist from the attitude of undermining the progress and performance of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
She said the scheme requires the support of all Ghanaians to succeed in saving lives of the citizenry and further help improve the socio-economic growth of the country.
Mrs. Odoom encouraged the Ghanaian public to desist from waiting until the cards expire before they are renewed. According to her, the Health Insurance scheme was a better option than the "cash and carry" system, with its attendant inconveniences.
Mr. Joseph Sarkodie, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Subin Sub-metro of the scheme, explained that the programme which started on September 9-21, 2013, targeted about 3000 to be registered, as part of the commemoration of the 10th anniversary. He encouraged all persons who are yet to register to do so in order to fully benefit from the NHIS.