Ghana Card to be used for health insurance in January 2020 - NHIA

Ghana Card to be used for health insurance in January 2020 - NHIA

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has revealed that it would soon allow the use of the Ghana Card for accessing health care in Ghana.

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People without the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) card can still access free health care using the Ghana card.

This, according to the service, would relieve people of having to register for the NHIS card at their comfort zones.

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Speaking at a press briefing, the CEO of the NHIA, Dr Lydia Dsane-Selby, said the pilot use of the Ghana card for NHIS would be piloted in 2020.

“Depending on how well the pilot goes, we will be able to roll it out. Which means if you have never had a health insurance card, you can still go online with your Ghana card and touch base with us and then you use your Ghana Card when you go to the hospital.
“We are working towards one set of biometrics in the National Identification Authority so we are all going to transition to the Ghana Card eventually. But we are taking the lead,”she said.

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In other news, residents of the Asante-Mampong township have expressed delight and a sigh of relief after their MP, Kwaku Ampratwum Sarpong, provided the community with their first traffic lights.

The solar-powered traffic lights and street lights which cost about GHC180,000.00 was funded through the Member of Parliament’s Common Fund.

The intervention by the MP has been hailed by the residents as timely since it will aid the control and flow of vehicular traffic during the yuletide and beyond.

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