By Ramatoulie Jawo
His Excellency President Adama Barrow and the First Family have been registered into the new electronic Civil Registry and Vital Statistics (eCRVS) and the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
A statement from the Births and Deaths Registry Unit at the Ministry of Health said the President and family were registered on Wednesday.
The statement added that Barrow highlighted the importance of getting a Birth Certificate and Health Insurance and how developments in IT has helped to revolutionise them.
The President encouraged the population to get registered to enjoy the benefits, it continued.
The Honorable Minister of Health, Dr. Ahmadou Lamin Samateh said the NHIS would make Gambia’s health services more “affordable and accessible to the population”, according to the statement.
“The NHIS initiative will reduce the out-of-pocket expenditure on health on the population, thereby increasing universal access to health services in the country,” Samateh is quoted as saying.
He said that the government would be the main contributor for this insurance scheme.
The Honorable Minister thanked the World Bank Group for their support.