According to the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), the Ghana card will soon replace all other forms of identification when receiving treatments through the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in facilities with credentials.
When interacting with a variety of media in his office, Authority Chief Executive Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye brought this to light.
In accordance with the NHIA’s agenda of “One nation, one card for healthcare service,” he argued that all NHIS members should combine the two cards using the short number *929#.
To attain Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by the year 2030, Ghana will continue to rely heavily on its National Health Insurance Scheme.
Dr. Okoe-Boye also inaugurated a nine-member Committee to mitigate the impact of out-of-pocket payments, also known as copayments on access to medical services covered by the Scheme.
The Committee is led by the NHIA Director of Research, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Dr. Francis Asenso-Boadi.
Other members of the Committee are Titus Sorey, Secretary, Emmanuel Bukari, Daniel Adin-Darko, Albert Kwaku Ampofo, Vida Adutwumwaa Boateng, Raymond Avinu, Baba Saddique Zankawah and William Omane-Adjekum.