Merge your NHIA and Ghana cards for easy access to healthcare - NHIA

Sefwi Bonsu Nkwanta (WN/R), Nov. GNA –The Western North Regional Directorate of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has intensified its public education campaign in a bid to get holders of the NHIA card to merge it with the Ghana Card.

This, according to Mr. Gordon Amoh Boahen, Regional Director of the Authority was necessary to ensure that no one was left behind in accessing healthcare through the Government’s digitisation agenda.

Speaking at a roadshow organised by the Authority at Sefwi Bonsu Nkwanta to begin activities of this year’s NHIA Week celebration, Mr Boahen said the merger of the NHIS card with the Ghana card was critical in ensuring universal healthcare.

''' Very soon, your NHIS card will not be accepted by health service providers because of the digitization system by the government’s one nation one card policy. So kindly do your best to merge your NHIS and Ghana Cards for easy access to health care''', he advised.

Mr. Amoh Boahen used the occasion to educate NHIS members on the steps to link the two cards and said all one needed was to dial the short code *929# and follow the prompts.

The Authority seized the opportunity to register and renew cards for some residents.

The Regional Operations Manager, Mr. Kofi Baffour Asare, the staff of Juaboso, Bodi, and Bia District offices of the NHIA participated in the event.