CHIEF EXECUTIVE Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Sylvester Mensah on Thursday charged health insurance workers in the regions to exhibit a high sense of commitment towards office duties.
These Mr. Mensah said was the only means by which the NHIA could achieve set goals of building a credible, cost effective and sustainable health insurance system for the country.
He was closing a dayâ€™s workshop designed to upgrade the knowledge of core officers of the various district, municipal and metropolitan health insurance schemes in the Central region at Elmina.
The workshop formed part of a special regional tour initiated by the NHIA to enable directors of the authority led by the chief director to inspect scheme offices in the regions, and interact with workers on scheme by scheme basis.
Key issues discussed at the workshop included capitation, biometric registration system for the NHIA expected to take off in September, ID cards renewals, challenges facing claims managements, NHIA ICT platforms and inadequate office accommodation.
Mr. Mensah stressed the need for core NHIA officer to intensify their membership drive activities in communities under their respective jurisdiction to rope in more clients into the fold of the new health delivery policy.
He maintained that the NHIA cannot afford to fail the nation, saying scheme authorities would not compromise their effort to ensure the policy becomes one of the best in the world.
â€śOur cardinal responsibility as implementers of vital national
social intervention policy is to make sure we commit all that is within us as patriotic citizens to make the policy work.â€ť
Mr Mensah was not happy at the how registration records in the central region last year, as well as â€śalleged fraudulent dealsâ€ť being perpetrated by some accredited service providers in the central and western regions.
He has therefore tasked scheme workers in the two regions especially claims management officers and scheme managers to be extra vigilant in checking such practices
â€śIf you want NHIA to maintain you as its employee and provide you with the much expected better remuneration, then you must learn to worker harder and be prepared to shun all types of indiscipline so as to improve the policy,â€ť Mr Mensah added.
The team has since left for the Eastern region.