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22.12.2011 Health

OPERATIONS TEAM ON TOUR

By GNA
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Winneba (C/R), Dec. 22, GNA-The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) is working tirelessly to put in place appreciable conditions of service that would give hope to all categories of workers in the scheme.

Similar initiatives had been taken to address office accommodation, inadequate workforce, ICT platform, and inadequate transport challenges facing the schemes.

The assurance came from Mr. Emmanuel Badu, a manager of the NHIA, when he led a six-man working team from the Operations Directorate of the NHIA to tour five selected schemes and 10 accredited service providers in the Central Region.

The rationale behind the week-long duty tour was to interact with management of the selected schemes and directors of the selected healthcare providers.

NHIA branches in the Central Region which benefited from the program included Assin-North, Agona, Awutu-Effutu-Senya, Lower Denkyira, and the Oguaamansin Mutual Health Insurance Schemes.

Discussions with managements of the schemes visited dealt mainly with matters bordering operations of the policy, and how best such challenges could be resolved to pave the way for greater achievements at scheme level.

The team also paid courtesy calls on the Central Regional Director of Health Services and the Municipal and District Directors of Health Services in the Administrative Areas the team visited.

Addressing workers of the Awutu Effutu Senya Scheme to round off the tour at Winneba on Wednesday, Mr. Badu advised NHIA workers in the Regions to rally firmly behind the Authority in its efforts at shaping the NHIA economically and administratively at all levels.

The MIS Officer of the scheme, Mr. Mohammed Lacina Diaby suggested that the ICT Directorate must pre-load receipts in the system prior to entry to check mendacious practices or omission in the data processing.

Mr. Josiah Doam Kittoe (Jnr.), Manager of the Awutu Effutu Senya Scheme, appealed to the NHIA to expedite action on plans to put in place better and unified service conditions for NHIA workers to promote higher productivity in the ensuing years.

GNA

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