The Minister of Finance Calle Schlettwein yesterday inaugurated the National Health Plan and Medscheme new premises.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Schlettwein said the investment in the new asset illustrates growth opportunities in the medical aid fund industry and confidence in the domestic economy.
“This investment outlay contributes to increased access to quality health care services for the members and the human development index for Namibia,” he said.
According to Schlettwein, the investment in the new premises has benefited local contracts which supports the domestic economy in terms of linkages and value chains.
He added that, “This dovetail well with the local economic development and wealth creation objectives.”
He further noted that the services that will be offered from the premises will contribute to the improved quality of life and the national sustainable development agenda which places people, partnerships and prosperity at the center of development.
“I therefore wish to congratulate the boards and management of NHP and Medscheme for opting to invest in this centre which offers a conducive environment for rendering medical aid services to the members,” Schlettwein said.
The Minister also thanked the medical aid fund industry and service providers for effective partnership, cooperation and support which enable Namibians to find solutions, overcome challenges and seize emerging opportunities in financing healthcare services.
The minister said, “Allow me also to use this opportunity to call on NHP and the medical aid funds industry in general to aim for greater inclusiveness, affordability and reliability in your service offerings.”