An Executive Management team of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) activated a nationwide visit to district offices of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) reiterating commitment to staff safety and well-being.
As a first step, a Deputy Chief Executive, Administration and Human Resources, Mrs. Yaa Pokuaa Baiden and her colleague Deputy Chief Executive, Finance and Investments, Mr. Francis Owusu spent one week visiting parts of the Western Region and the Ashanti Regions.
Mrs. Baiden interacted with and addressed concerns of NHIS staff at Nzema East, Daboase in Wassa East and Wassa West Offices in Tarkwa of the Western Region.
She entreated the staff to strictly adhere to all safety protocols rolled out by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the NHIA to ensure their safety and that of NHIS members.
“Executive Management will continue to put in place measures which will ensure the safety of all staff especially, in the heat of the Coronavirus pandemic. Management will continue to provide you with the necessary PPEs, hand sanitizers and soap.”
“I have observed that all the Veronica buckets are well positioned for use by staff and our members; Mrs. Baiden highlighted. Stay healthy and avoid crowded places while maintaining social distancing protocols in your offices, especially when visitors walk in.”
Mrs. Yaa Pokuaa Baiden paid a courtesy call on the Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah.
She raised issues affecting the Scheme’s operations in the region saying, “It is the NHIA’s hope that District Assemblies will help put offices allocated to us in good condition. The Regional Minister promised to liaise with the appropriate agencies to give NHIS offices a befitting facelift.
At the Ejisu District Office in the Ashanti Region, Mr. Francis Owusu promised staff there of management’s continues support to make them more efficient.