The Public Relations Officer [PRO] for the National Health Insurance Authority [NHIA], Barima Sarpong says the authority has provided materials for all its registration centres across the country.
“We had shortage of registration materials at some of our registration centres last week, but during the weekend we provided materials at all the 166 registration centres across the country,” he said in an interview on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo morning show on Thursday, September 20.
According to Mr Sarpong, they have provided enough materials for all students especially Senior High School [SHS] students who could not register before school reopened to be able to register this time round.
This comes after it was reported somewhere last week that there were shortage of registration materials across some NHIA centres. It resulted in the inability of several individuals including students to register for the National Health Insurance Scheme [NHIS].
Mr Sarpong says, authorities of the various SHSs could contact the district managers or regional directors of the NHIA, ‘we’ll send registration machines to the school to register students in the school who don’t have the card, whether they are old or new students.’
He also indicated that President Akufo-Addo has honoured his promise to pay all old debts of the NHIS before his government spends 18 months in power.
According to Mr Sarpong, government has paid all old debts of the NHIS, from 2015 to 2017, ‘it’s left with 2018 debt to be paid.’
He emphasised that individuals who wish to register for new NHIS cards and those who wish to go for renewals could visit any of the NHIA centres across the country to do so.
“We have even added 350 printers to the old ones to ease the pressure at the various centres,” Mr Sarpong noted.