Ghana Armed Forces Medical Services Delegation Conducts Familiarization Visit to NHIA

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A delegation from the Ghana Armed Forces Medical Services paid a courtesy visit to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye and his senior management team.

The familiarization tour, among other reasons, was to formally introduce the upper hierarchy of GAF Medical Services to the new NHIA CEO.

In an address to the delegation, Dr Okoe Boye urged the 37th Military Hospital to integrate its systems with that of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

He pointed out that this would help the Authority’s efforts to make the control and handling of complaints watertight in order to limit leaks.

“We want to increase the use of electronic claims (e-claims) across all of our service providers this year,” he said.

The former Ledzokuku MP stressed the need to join forces with all stakeholders to find innovative solutions to address the persistent challenges of irregular flow of funds to the Insurance Fund.

He hopes that a more predictable way of receiving government inputs will be welcome to reduce operational challenges for service providers.

On his part, the Director General of Ghana Armed Forces Medical Services, Brigadier General Ernest Saka, thanked the NHIS leadership for what he described as a great working relationship they have had in the past. .

He prayed for a better partnership in the future.

In the meantime, he noted that NHIS funds made up a significant portion of the internally generated funds (IGF) used to run 37 Military Hospital.

For this reason, he said a prompt receipt of funds would go a long way towards having a positive impact on the delivery of health services for military personnel and their dependents, as well as members of the public who visit the facility. .

He took the opportunity to introduce Brigadier General Raymond Ewusi, who would take over as Director General of Medical Services.

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