The C.E.O of the National Health Insurance Authority Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye on Wednesday 14 June, 2023 commissioned a newly constructed office complex in Techiman for the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
He also handed over two Toyota pick-up vehicles to the staff to assist in their operations.
The edifice which is located on the Techiman Nkoranza road before reaching Forikrom community is one of the regional offices the Government is putting up for decentralised institutions in the region.
At a brief ceremony to unveil the building and operationalise NHIS activities in the region, Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye paid a glowing tribute to the Omanhene of Techiman Traditional Area, Oseadeeyo Akumfi Ameyaw IV for providing the land for the project free of charge and assured the people in the region of quality service delivery.
Speaking on the funding to the Scheme by the Government, he said every month the government pays an average of GH¢150 million to service providers (Health facilities) across Ghana to ensure good service delivery to clients and the sustainability of the NHIS.
He mentioned that , ever since the introduction of a policy called the Sunshine policy, where payments to providers are published, reimbursements to suppliers such as the pharmaceutical companies have been regularised with a significant increase in monies released to them.
He expressed concern that some unscrupulous persons in health facilities continue to take illegal charges from clients and warn them to desist from it as steps are being taken to monitor their activities and bring them to book.
Dr. Okoe Boye said despite the challenges facing the Scheme, it remains one of the most impactful social intervention policy introduced by the government.
The MP, Techiman South, Hon. Martin Adjei Mensah Korsah in an address read on his behalf by the MCE, Techiman, Hon. Benjamin Yaw Gyarko thanked the C.E.O and the Board of National Health Insurance Authority for putting up a befitting Regional office for the NHIS which was created barely two years ago.
He appealed to the staff of the Scheme to adopt friendly customer services with their clients and pledge his continuous support to the office as a Member of Parliament.
He urged management and staff of the facility to develop a maintenance culture on the edifice to keep its beauty.
The Bono East Regional Minister Hon.Kwasi Adu-Gyan on his part also thanked the Board and the C.E.O of NHIA for putting up such an edifice for the region.
He mentioned that four (4) Districts in the region do not have offices for their operations and called for support to build offices for them.
They include, Nkoranza North, Techiman North, Pru West and Sene East.
Other dignitaries who graced the occasion were: Nana Owusu Gyare II, Akwamuhene and Ag. President of Techiman Traditional Area, Hon. Everson Addo Donkor, DCE, Techiman North, Hon. Daniel Oweridu, MCE, Nkoranza South, Hon. Isaac Baffoe Ameyaw, DCE, Kintampo North, Hon. Opoku Nyame , MCE, Kintampo South and Hon. Peter Osei-Fosu, DCE, Nkoranza North.