NHIA Chief Executive visits Central Region | 2/22/2023

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) Chief Executive, Dr. Bernard Okoe-Boye on Monday February 20, 2023, embarked on a three-day working visit to the Central Region.

The visit was to experience at first hand challenges faced by the Scheme in the region, profer solutions, meet members needs and also to strengthen management - staff relations towards making the NHIA the most relevant public service institution in Ghana.

The CEO was accompanied by the Deputy Chief Executive in charge of Admin/HR, Yaa Pokuaa Baiden (Mrs.), the Deputy Chief Executive in Charge of Operations, Vivian Addo Cobbiah (Mrs.) and some Directors at the head office.

The team interacted with major stakeholders including government appointees, traditional leaders and staff of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), inspected ongoing projects and inaugurated a new NHIS office complex at the Komenda Edina Eguafo Abirem ( KEEA) district. 

The delegation visited the NHIS Oguaman Metro District Office, the Claims Processing Center (CPC) and the site of the ongoing Cape Coast office where the contractor was given up to June 2023 to complete and hand over the project. 

 The NHIA Boss at a meeting with the regional office staff commended them for putting up their best in almost achieving the annual targets. He admonished them to interface with indigents to enrol everyone unto the Scheme using the MyNHIS App. 

The Deputy Chief Executive in charge of Admin/HR, Yaa Pokuaa Baiden (Mrs.) reiterated management's resolve to extend training opportunities to all staff, to sharpen their skillset so they can improve service to  members of the Scheme. 

The Deputy Chief Executive in charge of Operations,  Vivian Addo Cobbiah (Mrs.) commended staff for their hardwork in achieving 92 percent of their targets for the year 2022.  

The Deputy Director for the Central Regional Claims Processing Center (CPC), Mr. Owusu Ansah thanked the Chief Executive for the swift delivery of logistics needed to expedite work in the region and affirmed the CPC's readiness to vet and process claims for timely payments to Providers. He further stated that the CPC will move from 52 percent to 100 percent by June 2023. 

The Chief Executive’s nationwide tour formed part of efforts towards restructuring and repositioning the NHIS to achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by the year 2030.

Source: Hamdiya Amadu Yakubu