NHIS biometric registration begins in Ashanti Region in July

Biometric registration for the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is set to begin in the Ashanti Region from July 7.

The exercise is aimed at two groups: those with expired cards and new entrants who are not registered with the scheme.

The issuing of biometric identity (ID) cards is meant to help address authentication of subscribers, ensure data integrity, and improve linkages between attendance at health facilities and claim management.

The exercise has already started in three regions, Greater-Accra, Central and Eastern, with a total of about 781,000 subscribers registered and issued with biometric cards.

At a media briefing in Kumasi, Mr Perry Nelson, Director of Management Information Systems (MIS) of the NHIA, said the Biometric Membership Solution (BMS) allowed for instant issuing of cards at the point of registration or renewal.

Mr Nelson said these would significantly enhance the sustainability of the NHIS.

He said registration was a continuous activity, to ensure that all subscribers were captured, adding that, there was no need for people to rush to change their cards.

Source: GNA