THE Asunafo Mutual Health Insurance Scheme is making giant strides in its operation.
Unlike the past when the scheme delayed in honouring its financial commitments to providers, today the scheme does not owe any provider.
As a result, providers have been motivated to offer the best of services to scheme members.
The scheme manager, Mr Edward Nkrumah told the Daily Graphic at Goaso that, “We are poised to even improve on our services so that the people would continue to have hope and confidence in us.”
He urged the providers to continue to offer quality services to scheme members.
Mr Nkrumah stressed that the scheme was growing from strength to strength, denying as untrue allegations by some people that it was collapsing.
According to him, the government had done well to build the scheme because from January to July 2010 alone, it had sent GH¢400 million to the Brong Ahafo Region to pay off all the vetted claims.
Addressing the congregation of the Church of Pentecost at Akrodie later, the scheme manager assured them that the health insurance had come to stay.
Mr Nkrumah who took that opportunity to explain to the church members how the scheme was faring, urged them not to listen to those who were circulating wrong information that the health insurance programme would be abolished.
He explained that the scheme could not be abolished because it was established by an Act of Parliament.
He advised the church members to do away with lifestyles which could send them to their graves early.
Mr Nkrumah mentioned smoking, excessive drinking, self medication and other negative lifestyles as very dangerous to human life.
He finally advised the people to take their supper early and sleep early after the days work.
The scheme’s Public Relations Officer Mr Stephen Konto, also advised the people to feel free to go to the scheme’s office in case of any problem.
He stressed that antenatal care was free so nobody had the right to collect money from pregnant women.