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NHIS not collapsing – NHIA pro

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The Public Relations Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority, Barimah Sarpong says the general public should disregard speculations suggesting that the authority is at the verge of collapse.

He says challenging situations the Authority faces are often exaggerated and misrepresented in the media.
Mr. Sarpong was reacting to a publication in a newspaper, which was indicating that the Authority is currently unable to register new clients, a situation which is creating an untoward experience for clients of the scheme.

He says there are pockets of such situations and this has arisen as a result of the large numbers of SHS students who are registering to get their cards for school.
Speaking in an interview on UTV on Tuesday, Barimah Sarpong appealed to the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service to liaise with the local offices of the NHIA to assist students get their insurance cards on campus in order not to reduce the pressure on these registration centres.

He also advised the general public to desist from labelling drugs received on the NHIS as inferior.


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