The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) of Obuasi on Thursday 20th December, 2018 embarked on a health walk to commemorate 15 years of dedicated service in the Obuasi Municipality.
A forum was held at the Obuasi Central Business District to officially launch the renewal policy known as NHIS mobile renewal and Digital Attention policy.
Speaking under the theme: The Path of UHC in Ghana: Innovation for a Sustainable NHIS.
The deputy Communication Director for Obuasi NHIS Mr. Samson Botwe took time to throw more light on the new innovative policy which is making it possible for all NHIS users to dial *929# on their mobile phone and follow the procedure to renew their scheme.
He said the new policy does not allow for extra charges but would maintain the old fees.
He therefore indicated that services of the new renewal policy would be paid through mobile money which ₡1.00 fee would be deducted by the mobile network providers.
The manager of the Obuasi NHIS, Mr. Confidence Owusu Kontoh assured the gathering that the new policy is here to provide Ghanaians with a more convenient and faster renewal process.
He further indicated that over 500 varieties of medicines would be displayed on the page with information on which medicines are covered or not by the Scheme.
Officials of NHIS who were in their good numbers at the forum went round to renew for many users and also gave them the necessary directions which would enable them to do self renewal when their schemes are out dated.
The excitement on the faces of the people who were present at the forum could tell how they HAVE embraced the policy.
Some people that spoke with the media said, they were reluctant to renew their cards due to long queues they had to join at the NHIS Offices and lauded the government as well as the Ghana Health Services for such an advanced measures put in place to enhance effectiveness in the Health delivery process.