Districts across the country have devised different mechanisms in a bid to ensure 100 per cent subscription to communal health insurance scheme commonly known as Mutuelle de Santé.
According to the Ministry of Health, among the mechanisms adopted is the creation of communal associations known as ibimina, (Cooperatives) through which, families pool resources, and ensure all members pay their respective premiums.
The money collected is saved at a local Sacco until all the families have paid their health insurance.
Mutuelle de Sante, unlike other health insurance schemes where a single premium takes care of all family members, is paid on individual basis.
District mayors have pledged achieving 100 per cent compliance in their performance contracts for 2013-2014, with view to having all Rwandans irrespective of their social status access to health care.
They have also come up with different measures – including door to door sensitization for people to either pay the full amount to Mutuelle or make regular deposits through their cooperative.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Local Government and that of Health have warned Local leaders against forcing people to pay up subscription, a practice that is rampant in the countryside.