The Deputy Minister for Health, Mrs Tina Mensah, has urged the Health Sector Occupational Pension Scheme to put in place the necessary measures to protect the monies of members by diversifying to minimize risk and investment losses.
Speaking at the General Meeting of the Scheme (HSOPS) in Accra last Wednesday, she said aside from promoting quality healthcare through unity, teamwork, enhanced patient safety and hard work, much attention must also be given to end-of-service benefits to health workers.
“Based on recent reports on the claim processing difficulties retirees undergo in their attempt to claim their entitlement upon retirement, I urge the Board to liaise with the administrators and all relevant stakeholders to educate their members on claim procedure to forestall such unfortunate occurrences in the future,” she added.
Mrs Tina acknowledged the earnest contribution, support, commitment and dedication of health practitioners to the delivering of good health care to people in the country.
The meeting brought together health sector players, agencies and regulators among others to promote the viability of the scheme to guarantee retirement security for health workers.
Priscilla Nimako, ISD