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Bawku conflict: NHIA records 47% membership shortfall in Bawku

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The Upper East Regional Director of the National Health Insurance Authority, Kasimu Abdulai, bemoaned the negative effects the prolonged Bawku conflict is having on the authority in the region. 

According to Mr. Abdulai, the prolonged conflict in Bawku alone has accounted for a membership shortfall of 47% in the year 2022.

“It is important to highlight that the prolonged conflict in Bawku has had a serious toll on our performance for the year. Bawku alone accounted for 47% of the membership shortfall we had for the year,” he indicated. 

He said that, “We wish to appeal to all stakeholders in the conflict to smoke the peace pipe to enable the area to see its deserved development by leveraging on the good policies being rolled out by the government.” 

The Regional Director made this known at the just-ended 2022 end-of-year performance review meeting held in Bolgatanga. 

Touching on some of the challenges, he mentioned that accommodation among officers continued to be a challenge. 

He said, “Some of our officers in Bawk West, Pusiga, and Tempane districts continued to be a challenge, and we hope the government will come to our aid.” 

The programme had the theme, “Role of digitalization in modern healthcare delivery: Introducing MyNHIS App.”

Acknowledging some of the benefits of the newly introduced MyNHIS App, Mr. Abdullai indicated that the application provides operational efficiencies as well as enhances the members’ experience. 

“In consonance with the government’s digitalization agenda, the Vice President,  Dr. Mahmoud Bawumia, launched the MyNHIS App on the 5th of December, 2022, to provide us all as Ghanaians that convenient digital platform where you can sit at home or be abroad and register to join the scheme or renew your membership. This application provides operational efficiencies as well as enhances the members’ experience. Like reduction in operational burden at the district offices, cost relating to ICT infrastructure for the Authority, reduce supply chain complexity relating to printers, ribbons, and others.”

He, therefore used the occasion to commend all providers in the region for their cooperation in providing good quality healthcare services to their cherished clients

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1 MHz|Moses Apiah|Ghana

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