The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has inaugurated a new office complex at the Komenda Edina Eguafo Abirem ( KEEA) district in the Central Region.
This is to make the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) services easily accessible to residents of the area.
The NHIA Chief Executive, Dr. Bernard Okoe-Boye inaugurated the edifice at a colorful ceremony during his three day working visit to the region. According to him, the development formed part of government’s directive to public institutions to complete all ongoing projects and inaugurate them by the end of year 2023.
He said the Authority was working hard to provide decent office complexes in densely populated communities that lacks such facilities.
He encouraged the NHIS KEEA district management team and the frontline staff to go the extra mile and increase the Scheme’s active membership.
Dr. Okoe-Boye reaffirmed the Authority’s non-negotiable stance on eliminating extra monetary demands (Copayments) by some credentialed healthcare providers for services and medicines covered in the Benefit Package.
He made reference to the setting up of Copayment Committees at the national, regional and district levels to clamp down on the illegal payments hampering the NHIS operations.
He explained his working vision of 5Ds@2D, which stands for Digitalization, Dissemination, Decentralization, Development and Data, as the Scheme holds 20th Anniversary celebration. On behalf of the Central Regional Minister, the Dean of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs), Ransford Nyarko stressed the need for effective collaboration between the NHIA and the Regional Coordinating Council.
He recounted the NHIS achievements over the years and encouraged people to sign up for the Scheme using the New App known as the MyNHIS.
The KEEA Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Solomon Appiah proposed the inclusion of Hepatitis B to the NHIS Benefit Package. The paramount Chief of Agona , Nana Tepo who also graced the occasion called for all hands-on deck towards achieving an improved NHIS.
The NHIA Chief Executive’s delegation comprised of the Deputy Chief Executive in charge of Admin/HR, Yaa Pokua Baiden (Mrs.), the Deputy Chief Executive in Charge of Operations, Vivian Addo Cobbiah (Mrs.) and some Directors and deputy Directors from the head office.
Source: Hamdiya Amadu Yakubu