Posted: Thursday 8th May 2014 at 18:36 pm

Commotion as hundreds struggle to acquire health insurance cards

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Getting National Health Insurance card to access healthcare has become a survival of the fittest affair for residents in some parts of Accra.

This is partly due to the introduction of the biometric system of capturing data by the authority.

The Ablekuma Sub-Metro Mutual Health Insurance office, for instance, witnesses daily commotion as hundreds of people struggle to register as beneficiaries of the scheme.

Joy News’ Manasseh Azure Awuni, who interacted with some of the people who queued up very early to register reports that some people queue as early as 3.am.

About 7 am, close to 100 people had queued outside the yard while it rained. Inside the main yard of the building, about 300 people were pushing and shoving.

The few seats here are occupied so the rest are huddle against one another in the limited space.

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