The National Health Insurance Authority in the Eastern Region embarked on a float in some principal streets of Koforidua to sensitize the public on MYNHIS App in celebrating 20 years of its existence.

The NHIA, which is noted for innovations, introduced the MYNHIS App to reduce huge attendances and the hustle registrants go through at district offices to acquire membership.

The success of this latest innovation will also reduce drastically the cost of producing ID cards, which was a huge burden on the operations of the Scheme.

The float dubbed: MYNHIS App storm saw the health heroes from some district offices and the regional office marching and chanting in high spirits to create awareness of the App.Staff distributed flyers and other materials of the App and assisted residents to go through the process for better understanding.Mr. Oswald Essuah Mensah Ag. Director CAF, who graced the occasion, was enthused with appreciated staff.

He said 20 years is a long journey, and the NHIS had flourished because of the collective effort. He said from a humble beginning, the Scheme had grown on a yearly basis.

He lauded the effort of staff who worked diligently to ensure a boost of active membership of 17.2 million at the end of 2022 and encouraged staff to give out their maximum in support of a worthy course such as this.

He said the organization has a goal to attain universal health coverage (UHC), which primarily guarantees that no one is left behind in our quest to provide access to healthcare. He opined that the desire is to enrol all Ghanaians in the Scheme. 

He said the NHIA currently covers approximately 55% of the country’s population, which means there is a lot of work to be done. 

He encouraged staff to work hard to achieve the 20 mllion membership target by the end of the year.Mr. Harry Thompson Baffour, the Operations Manager and acting head in the Region, in his closing remarks, thanked all staff and encouraged them to go all out to make the NHIS proud.

He promised the support of the region for the collective good of all.

By: Samuel Obiri Snr M&E Ag. Reg PRO E/R