The Ketu North National Health Insurance Scheme has today, May 20 2021 held a stakeholder’s engagement to meet with Providers and stakeholders to discuss the progress, challenges and also discuss the roadmap for a better health delivery system in the municipality.

Addressing participants at the meeting, the Volta Regional PRO of the Authority Mr. Bright Nyatsikor took his time to educate all present on the introduction to the linkage of NHIS and Ghana cards using the *929# code and other related issues.  ‘In linking the two cards together the names on both cards must correspond to enable you link both the Ghana card and the NHIS card, once there is any element of discrepancy in respect of name or date of birth, you cannot link your NHIS card to the Ghana card’, Mr. Nyatsikor said.

The District Scheme Manager Mr. Pope Yao Yevoo also highlighted the fact that although the authority has credentialed the facilities, the onus lies on Providers to collectively agree to totally eliminate the incidence of unauthorized fees charged NHIS members by some of the Providers and also desist from discriminatory treatment given members when they come to their facilities.

On his side, Mr Emmanuel Avinu, the Regional Operations Manager also used the opportunity to appreciate the media for their good work done especially with sensitization on the mobile renewal but further urged them to be circumspect in their reportage so not to spoil the good working relation between them, the authority, Providers and cardholders.

The meeting which took place at the Ketu North Municipal Health Directorate saw the Municipal Health Director- Mad. Alornyo, stakeholders from St. Anthony Hospital, IHDN, Dzodze Ghana mission Clinic, Staff of the Ketu North NHIS and representatives from all health facilities in the municipality,

By: Honorine Yorm Doamekpor

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