NHIA Chief Executive hits the road | 6/14/2022

Chief Executive of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Hon. Dr. Bernard Okoe-Boye on June 13, 2022, commenced a nationwide working tour of the 16 regions. 

 

The three Deputy Chief Executives in charge of Operations, Vivian Addo-Cobbiah (Mrs.), Human Resource/Administration, Yaa Pokuaa Baiden (Mrs.), and Finance, Francis Owusu (Mr.) joined the team. Also in attendance were the Director in charge of Membership and Regional Operations, Ben Kusi (Mr.), Head of, Management Information Systems, Daniel Blankson (Mr.), and the Head of Corporate Affairs, Oswald Essuah-Mensah (Mr.).  

 

The team visited the Claims Processing Centre (CPC) in Accra, the Greater Accra Regional NHIA Directorate, Ayawaso, and Madina District Offices of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). Hon. Dr. Bernard Okoe-Boye touched base with staff who were overwhelmed by his open-door administration.  

 

According to him, the touching base meetings part of efforts toward re-energizing, restructuring, and repositioning the NHIS.  He reechoed his vision of transforming the NHIS on the premise of digitization, dissemination decentralization, development, and data to make the NHIS attractive to all residents in Ghana.  

 

He comforted staff of welfare packages that will reinvigorate them to serve as worthy Ambassadors of the NHIS. He emphasized the need for staff to add value to the organization, contending his administration was poised to harness the brains of everyone in the organization. 

 

The NHIA Board Chairman, Dr. Ernest K. P Kwarko was part of the first-day visit which began in the Greater Region. He said the new Acting Chief Executive found himself in a unique position and was devoted to achieve success in line with the nation's agenda for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by the year 2030. 

 

 "Let's collectively work towards sustaining the NHIS to give all residents in Ghana the best healthcare. Let's own this together and celebrate it together." 

 

"We need a motivated staff to achieve the best results. As a Board, we will work in harmony with management to achieve success, " he added. Later at a get-together, the Chief Executive and his team interacted with NHIS drivers, and the Regional, District, and Claims Processing Centre management.  

 

Some of the participants commended the new Acting Chief Executive for the paradigm shift in leadership and professed to be proactive.  

 

The drivers thanked the new Acting Chief Executive, Hon. Dr. Bernard Okoe-Boye for lifting their spirit. As a medical practitioner, the young and energetic, Hon. Dr. Okoe-Boye took over on May 3, 2022, and comes with vast experience in healthcare delivery. From the Greater Accra Region, the team will proceed to other regions in phase one of the tours. 

 

Source: ABDUL KARIM NAATOGMAH