The Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye and his team of health insurance officers have paid a Courtesy call on the Central Regional Minister, Hon. Mrs. Justina Marigold Assan to introduce themselves to the region for a week assessment tour and deliberations on the progress of health insurance scheme.
Welcoming the team to the regional office on behalf of the Regional Minister, Mr. Kingsley Agyei-Boahene, Chief Director said the region in its effort to enhance health development, is equally keen on making sure that the scheme become beneficial to citizenry.
Mr. Agyie-Boahene noted that the region’s pride also stems from the health benefits assessed by its inhabitants. He expressed the excitement of the Regional Minister of the their arrival in the region to assess the progress of the health insurance scheme.
The Chief Director urged the CEO and his team to also deliberate on job employment in the sector so citizenry in the region would also benefit the employment trails.
In his response to the reception, the Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye thanked the Central Regional Coordinating Council for the warm reception given them and assured that their stay in the region would yield the very purpose for coming to the region.
Dr. Okoe Boye said the visit to the regions to assess progress was to guarantee good health insurance benefits for inhabitants.
The CEO assured Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives of the entity’s support in any form to enhance the operation of the scheme.
He also informed of the tariffs reduction review to ease hospitals and patients at large.
Dr. Okoe Boye also touched on job placement in the sector and assured of a possible placement into the sector so as to bridge the employment gap.
He extensively announced that a claim policy was to be introduced soon to attract ” Sunshine Policy” which he indicated would check payment flow.
” We are in consultation with the Finance Ministry to better and make the fund robust”, he added.