According to Mr Josiah Doam Kittoe, National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) Manager for the Administrative Areas said the sensitisation exercise was designed to prepare the grounds for the effective take-off of the capitation programme.
He mentioned Agona Bobikuma, Nyarkrom, Nsaba, Swedru, Bibianiha, Abodom and Kwanyako as some of the major communities earmarked for the exercise.
Disclosing this to the Ghana News Agency in an interview at Agona-Swedru, Mr Kittoe said the sensitisation programme, which was planned for 15 towns and villages in the administrative areas, has covered most of the major towns in the scheme’s operational area.
Under the Capitation System, management officials of the NHIA would be required to assist all duly registered clients of the health insurance policy to select any accredited health care facility of their choice when the system becomes operational.
Under the capitation system effective packages and mechanisms have been put in place for clients to enjoy the full benefits of the policy.
The State would ensure that funds meant for health care are paid to the health care facilities of choice at the end of every six months.
Mr Sakyi Sam, a resource person said that is the reason why the new system empowers clients to choose a new accredited facility if they are denied of better service from health care providers.
Nana Kweku Essuman II Tufuhen of Agona Swedru Bibianiha who presided over one of the public meetings on the capitation, advised people in the area to take the education serious to ensure the success of the policy.
Source: GNA/News Ghana