Pregnant women in southern communities of Burkina Faso closer to Bongo in the Upper East Region are taking advantage of their closeness to the town to enjoy Ghana’s Health Insurance by pretending to be Ghanaians.
The Bongo District Manager of the National Health Insurance Authority, Clement Agana Ayamga, who disclosed this in an exclusive interview with A1 News said because the laws of our land forbids outsiders from registering in the Health Insurance Scheme, these Burkinabe women with the support of some citizens of Bongo manage to get themselves registered thus benefiting under the scheme.
Mr. Ayamga said another problem that confronts the smooth running of the scheme in the district is the delay in the production of the identity cards which is done in Accra thereby often frustrating some beneficiaries.
He also revealed that his outfit plans to enter the communities in the district to register pregnant women and the general public in order to help achieve MDGs 4 and 5 and also get all those who will register this year, their health insurance cards at the end of the year for them to start enjoying the scheme.
Credit: Joshua Asaah