The Ho Municipal Mutual Health Insurance Scheme has crafted a plan under which churches assist their financially handicap members to register as clients of the scheme.
Under another initiative the Ho Scheme is collaborating with the Department of Social Welfare to get VODAFONE to pick up the cost of registering some vulnerable and sick people.
Mr George Tasiame, Scheme Public Relations Officer, said this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on Friday.
He said under the three-month old programme with the Churches, special offertories by the congregations are used in registering the impoverished in their fold.
Mr Tasiame said the special offertories were preceded by talks on the importance of being a health insurance holder.
He said about 160 fresh members have so far registered with the Ho Municipal Scheme under the arrangement while hosts of reneging members have been renewing their membership.
Mr Tasiame said some church members have “little monies” to give as offertory but not enough to put aside to register as scheme members, and therefore needed help.
Mr Tasiame said the Scheme also pitches camps at the venues of all traditional festivals in the Municipal Area to register new members and undertake renewals.
Mr Tasiame suggested teams of renowned Schemes such as that of Ho Municipal be formed to visit the struggling ones periodically to exchange ideas.
He said this knowledge and experience sharing could help boost “this important social intervention policy” GNA