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Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme issues nearly one million biometric ID cards

 

Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme issued over 979,002 of its Eastern region clients with new biometric ID cards, despite the large crowds at all of its registration centers at the end of January.

NHIS management recently enforced strict measures, including operating a shift system in all 17 administrative offices in the region where specific dates are assigned to clients for card production with priority given to the elderly, pregnant women and children.

At a media briefing, NHIS regional director Alhaji Seidu Samson said that the organization is doing its best to meet clients’ demands and enroll more people into the biometric card program.

Samson urged the public not to get rid of their old cards in replacement of the new biometric cards, while assuring them that the old cards have not expired and can be used to access healthcare at all accredited facilities.

He also said the 3G network system used for biometric registration is relatively weak in the region due to the mountainous landscape, otherwise the NHIS would have embarked on community base registration and outreach programs to allow for an easier and more accessible biometric registration process.

Samson also mentioned that the NHIS regional directorate had asked the district assemblies to provide them with temporary venues to decentralize the registration and all other demands of NHIS clients in the region in an effort alleviate waiting times and ensure efficient service.

To date, the regions’ active NHIS membership stands at 1,003,201, representing 38.10% of the regional population of 2,633,154, said Samson.

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