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Thursday, January 27, 2022

NHIA Opens Dome Kwabenya Office

 

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has opened a new office at Dome Kwabenya in Accra.

The office will serve the people of Dome Kwabenya with their health insurance needs.

Member of Parliament (MP) for Dome Kwabenya Constituency, Sarah Adowa Safo speaking at the commissioning said the construction of the NHIA office in Dome Kwabenya is one of the best things she has been able to deliver.

According to her, issues of health care have been her topmost priority for the people of her Constituency.

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The MP who also doubles as the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Madam Adwoa Safo stressed that the building of the office is in line with the President’s aim of improving healthcare delivery in the country.

“The spirit of this ceremony is to reinforce the broader objective of effective healthcare nationwide. Moreso, contributing towards the attainment of Sustainable Development Goal 3 (Good Health and Well-Being).

On the maintenance of the office, the MP pleaded with the head to ensure the longevity of the structure.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Dr. Lydia Dsane-Selby said “This is the first office, I started when I became CEO of NHIA and I want to thank Hon. Adwoa Safo for pushing to get this started and it is the first to be finished under my watch”

She also added that the Akufo-Addo government has contextualized the need to increase the NHIS membership across the country as one of the key pillars of attaining universal health coverage.

As such, commissioning this office comes with a laudable intention of expanding the NHIS membership across the country, she noted.

“The Dome Kwabenya office ties in splendidly with the Authority’s objective to improve the accessibility of Health Insurance and provide a responsive service to respective and existing members of the scheme. Since Dome Kwabenya is the biggest Constituency, there is a heightened demand for affordable and quality health care services” Dr. Dsane-Selby further explained.

It is my fervent hope that this office serves its intended purpose for which it was mandated and helps outcomes within the district see a positive impact as a result.

She urged the people to make good use of the facility and register and renew their NHIS cards on regular basis.

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