Health News of Friday, 13 June 2014
The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) says it is intensifying its registration procedures in Bawku and surrounding areas to prevent foreigners from registering.
Reports indicate that some foreigners from Togo and Burkina Faso come to the country and register with Ghanaian names.
These foreigners are sometimes aided by Ghanaians to carry out criminal acts. Speaking to Citi News, the Communications Manager at the NHIA, Selorm Adonoo described the act as illegal.
According to him, the NHIS was not the only Authority experiencing such a problem; “It is not just with the NHIS it is a general problem.”
In that regard, he asked Ghanaian citizens to report any illegal act employed by either foreigners or citizens in the registration process to either the Police or the Authority.
“It is illegal to do that so we will entreat everybody to report any such instances to us or to the Police so it is dealt with.”