President Adama Barrow has called on Gambians and residents to participate in numbers and register for the newly introduced Biometric Birth Certificate and Health Insurance Scheme after successfully registering with the new Electronic Civil Registration and Vital Statistics and the National Health Insurance Scheme at Banjul State House.
Wednesday, August 3, 2022.
The President congratulated the entire government, in particular the Ministry of Health, for the introduction of the Health Insurance Regime, which he described as a 'significant initiative'.
He said the scheme would ease the challenges people face when they are sick and provide needed solutions.
Emphasizing the importance of the scheme, the president urged Gambians to register for the electronic birth certificate, which comes with the insurance card, saying Gambians are long overdue for a secure data record.
''As Head of State, I think it is important for me to go through the same process to have Health Insurance and a biometric birth certificate.
This is a great achievement for our country,'' said President Barrow.
Providing adequate health care services to people living in The Gambia is a campaign promise made by the President.
The Gambian government, through the Ministry of Health, introduced the National Health Insurance Scheme to make healthcare accessible and affordable for all Gambians.
According to the Ministry of Health, the registration process will last three months throughout the country at no cost to citizens.