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Regional News of Wednesday, 31 July 2013


Hohoe NHIS gets new office complex

The Hohoe Municipal office of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has constructed an office complex at the cost of GH¢200,000.00.

The new office block, funded from internally generated funds, comprises 12 rooms and a 100-seating capacity conference hall.

In an interview with the Daily Graphic, the Hohoe Municipal NHIS Manager, Mr Lawrence Godson Sakada, said the high rent charges compelled the office to construct its own office building.

"We paid a whopping GH¢300.00 a month amounting to GHC3,600.00 yearly which was affecting our operations", he noted.

According to the scheme manager, for the five years that the NHIS operated in the former office between 2007 and 2012, it paid GH¢18,000.00.

"Now that the NHIS has come to stay, we felt it prudent to have a permanent office accommodation which took us 11 months to complete", he said

Mr Sakada said the scheme had covered more than 80 per cent of the population in the Hohoe municipality and "are in cordial relationship with all our service providers".

"We sometimes use some of our internal generated funds to settle all outstanding claims payment for our 36 service providers, thus the cordial relation between us", he said.

He said the biggest challenge they faced was the abuse of the system by some clients who go from one health centre to another.

Mr Sakada said the scheme was adjudged the best organised scheme during the national May Day Awards in the Volta Region for their commitment, loyalty, enthusiasm and desire to work to ensure their viability and the welfare of the people in the area.

He was grateful to the staff for the team-work to ensure that objectivity, integrity and efficient services were rendered to the people in the municipality.