Government was urged by Divine Azameti, Deputy Director of Pharmaceutical Services of the Ghana Health Service, at the weekend to support the health sector to expand service delivery in the country. He described that has become necessary as the populace has been empowered financially to access health care through the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), so it was equally important to improve on people’s access to health services. Azameti was speaking at a day’s stakeholders meeting organized by the Inter Agency Steering Committee of the NHIS in Ho. Azameti described the National Health Insurance Scheme as one of the greatest things that had happened to the health sector and urged stakeholders to support each other for the sustenance of the programme which, he said, has no alternative in health financing in the country.
Azameti called for collaboration from all stakeholders to resolve all bottlenecks associated with the implementation of the scheme to increase the number of subscribers. Alhaji Mohammed Muniru, Project Coordinator of the Steering Committee of the NHIS said the Scheme had come to stay and urged all stakeholders to sit up and work towards its success. It was mentioned by Alhaji Muniru that poor client service on the part of some health service providers continued to pose a threat to the Scheme, and urged heads of health service providers to regularly sensitize their workers on customer relations and client service to enhance their work.