Mr Francis Oti Frempong, the Central Regional Director of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), has said that managers of the National Health Insurance Schemes in the Central Region would sign a performance contract with the Authority.
He said the move was to enhance operational activities of the schemes, and to achieve the set targets for the region before the end of the 2015 operational period.
Mr Oti Frempong disclosed this when he met with scheme managers, accountants, public relations officers, and information communication technology system managers at Winneba.
He said the signing of the contract would benefit scheme managers’ efforts at introducing more workable strategies to meet the objectives of their respective schemes.
Mr Oti Frempong said the Regional NHIA Directorate, together with the scheme managers and key core officers of the schemes; had already, collectively adopted strategies to improve staffing levels, build capacity of staff, identify registration centres and reach out to the communities.
He said the Directorate has also intensified its monitoring and supervision on NHIA service providers and clients, to protect the policy against the misapplication and abuse of directives.
Quarterly review meetings, performance assessment, system stakeholders’ engagements, shift systems, and pooling of mobile kits were some of the strategies the Directorate had initiated to address the challenges that could derail the progress of the policy in the region.
Mr.Oti Frempong advised NHIA workers in the region to take the policy as their personal venture and work hard for its total success.