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Kwabre Branch Of NHIA Registers The Aged For Free

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The Kwabre National Health Insurance Authority has embarked on free registration for the aged above seventy (70) years into the scheme to enable them access quality healthcare free of charge.

Mr. Edward Frimpong, the Kwabre District Manager of the National Health Insurance Authority at the event said the initiative is not limited to the aged but extended to services of clients who misplaced their cards and those who are to register for the first time.

He said the authority also used the opportunity to educates or sensitize the general public especially residents at Kodie on the My NHIS App, Mobile renewal using*929#, Ghana card linkage to the NHIS , Free maternal registration and the free registration for the aged above seventy (70) years.
He disclosed that, instant active cards for pregnant women, the aged and children under five (5) years are provided during the exercise.
The exercise was under the theme, Co-payment at providers sites: barrier to the sustenance of NHIS.
Mr. Frimpong took the opportunity and made a passionate appealed to the service providers to desist from taking monies from their clients who are in the National Health Insurance Scheme, says such attitude discouraged the victims for being on the scheme, which leads to their discontinue to the renewal of their cards, hence stands to collapse the scheme.
He expressed worry over some of the healthcare providers who may too monies from their vulnerable clients for the service charge yet bill the government for the same service been already charged.
Mr. Seth Adu- Adjei, the Public Relations Officer for Kwabre NHIA, also taken the public through the process of registering with My Mobile App and its benefits.
He also explained to them on the importance of being link one Ghana card with the National Health Insurance.

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