As part of their I0(ten) years anniversary celebration under the theme; towards universal health coverage; enrollment while insuring sustainability, the Ejura Municipal National Health Insurance Scheme has bemoaned bitterly about the lack of staffs accommodation or offices.

Sylvester Mensah, NHIA boss
Sylvester Mensah, NHIA boss

Mr. William Sarpong, the Municipal Public Relations Officer revealed this in an interview.

According to him, the office which is located at the Municipal administration is overly crowded. He observed that the office of the manager is also used by other six officers including a place where documents are kept.

He continued that the claims officer, the accountant, and the Data entry officer all share the same office which he thinks does not encourage professional secrecy.

A situation which he describes as ‘disturbing and worrisome’. Mr. William added that the development could cause a conflict of interest where an officer could mingle in the affairs of other in his absence since there all share the same working abode.

He also said the offices has become small for the growing number of active members of the scheme.

However, the acting Manager Mr. Richard Gyamfi happily pronounced that, the scheme with measures put in place like education have been able to chalked unimaginable success since its inception. He said the Ejura municipal Health Insurance Scheme can now boast of 43,000,00 active members and about 100,000,00 total members.

He nonetheless complained about the lukewarm attitude of some clients towards the renewal of their expired cards, the abuse of the facility usage making the scheme paying double, the poor services to client by some health facilities and the inability of some members to read simple write ups.

Mr. Richard however wished that the situation would be give urgent attention to help the cause towards universal health coverage.
Sent from my BlackBerry? smartphone from MTN Ghana

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