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Appeal Gender Minister urges NHIA to support disaster victims

She said most of the victims of the disaster lost their NHIA cards, making it difficult for them to access good health care, and appealed to the officials of the Authority to assist the victims to get new cards.

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Nana Oye Lithur , Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection play

Nana Oye Lithur, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection

Nana Oye Lithur, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection has appealed to the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) to help support the June 3 disaster victims.

She said most of the victims of the disaster lost their NHIA cards, making it difficult for them to access good health care, and appealed to the officials of the Authority to assist the victims to get new cards.

Nana Oye Lithur made the appeal when Mr Nathaniel Otoo, Acting Chief Executive Officer of NHIA paid a courtesy call on her in Accra on Wednesday.

She also urged the NHIA to support in the expansion of the registration of prisoners onto the health insurance scheme to enable them to have access to good healthcare.

She congratulated the acting CEO of the NHIA on his appointment and called for more collaboration between the Authority and the Ministry in supporting the vulnerable in society.

She said the Ministry has since 2010 worked closely with the NHIA, especially in the area of the registration of LEAP beneficiaries on the scheme as well as the elderly people and called for the expansion of both projects.

Mr Otoo said the NHIA would continue to work closely with the Ministry, as it is geared towards providing social protection to the vulnerable in society.

He assured that all those who lost their NHIA cards as a result of the June 3 disaster would get a replacement whiles non-members of the scheme would also be supported to register.

Mr Otoo said the prisons’ project by the Ministry would also be expanded to get more prisoners onto the scheme.

He promised to continue working closely with the Ministry to ensure that the vulnerable in the country are covered by the scheme.

Credit: GNA

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