Govt commits to supporting NHIA – Okoe-Boye

The Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of the National Health Assurance Authority (NHIA), Dr Bernard Okoe-Boye, has reaffirmed the government’s commitment to supporting the scheme to deliver efficient services to the people.

He said the scheme was the best gift ever given to the people of the country, stressing that the introduction of the health insurance scheme into this country has saved so many innocent lives.

Dr Okoe-Boye said this during a courtesy call on the Nayiri, the Paramount Chief of the Mamprugu Traditional Area at Nalerigu in the North East Region on Wednesday.

The visit formed part of a three-day official working tour of the northern belt.

He was accompanied by some members of the board of directors, management and staff of the authority.

It was also to interact with the staff of the scheme and to know some of the challenges the scheme faced.

He said the job of the authority was to educate Ghanaians to register with the scheme and also to ensure that their health insurance cards were active all the time

Dr Okoe-Boye added that Ghanaians could now renew their cards in the comfort of their homes using their mobile phones.

“The introduction of the digitalisation has solved the problems of queuing to renew our health insurance cards,”he stated.

He said even though there were challenges, his outfit was working hard to find solutions to the problems.

The CEO added that, the staff of the scheme across the country was working tirelessly to serve the good people of this country.

He said his administration would never disappoint Ghanaians because the health of the people was so dear to his heart.

Dr Okoe-Boye said his focus was to deliver good medical health care to the people.

He, however, called on the people to sign up onto the NHIS package as it had expanded to cover the four main child cancer treatments and other related diseases.

He also called on the people ofMamprugu and the country at large to get registered on the scheme.

The CEO and his team also visited the ongoing construction of the North East Regional Office of the Scheme in Nalerigu.

The Paramount Chief of Mamprugu Traditional Area, Naa Bohagu Abdulai Mahami Sheriga appealed to the CEO and the board to fast-track the construction of the regional office of the scheme.

He also commended the CEO for the good spirit he had demonstrated and working collaboratively with the traditional authorities to realise the dream of the authority.

The Paramount Chief also appealed to the CEO to get some of his men posted to area, as it was still young in a region.

He added that “I am also passionate about the health status of the people and I urge them to go and have themselves registered onto the National Health Insurance Scheme.”

The Paramount Chief, however, advised the CEO not to relax on his efforts and urged him to continue with the good work he was doing for the good people of this country


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