The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) in collaboration with the National Identification Authority (NIA) is determined to make it possible for all residents in Ghana to use one card for healthcare access.
The NHIA has therefore intensified its campaigns and encourages holders of the NHIS and Ghana cards to merge the two in line with the “One nation, one card for healthcare service,” agenda.
The NHIA in a statement urged persons who are yet to do the merger to still use their NHIS cards for healthcare service, “as we work towards replacing the NHIS cards with the Ghana card for accessing healthcare.”
The statement from the NHIA said the authority is mindful that those under 15 years are yet to receive a Ghana card, for which reason there are exemptions to make to ensure that no person is left behind, including pregnant women.
“Plans are far advanced to make it possible for all Ghana Card holders to do self-registration onto the NHIS database, instead of visiting the district offices for the same service.”
“As it continues to impact people’s health-seeking behaviour, the NHIS is on course to deliver its ambitious target of providing access to quality and affordable health care services, to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in 2030,” NHIA added in the statement.