The National Health Insurance Authority(NHIA) has agreed on partnerships with all four new Ghana Premier League clubs ahead of the 2022/23 season.
NHIA signed an agreement expected to last for five years with GPL newcomers Kotoko Royals, Nsoatreman FC, Samartex, and Tamale City FC.
The ceremony was held at the NHIA headquarters and attended by CEO, Dr. Okoe Boye, and Board Chairman Dr. Ernest K.P Kwarko.
“This partnership is to help us increase the NHIS active membership to over 18 million to secure more support from development partners. We will support the teams to have access to medical consultants,” said Dr. Okoe Boye.
“NHIA is committed to working hard to ensure that every Ghanaian has medical insurance cover. We have a duty to make sure that every Ghanaian knows about the NHIS.
“Whatever we will invest to drive up the numbers we will do it.
Yesterday, the National Health Insurance inaugurated a partnership with the four new entrants in Ghana's Premier League. The partnership will allow NHIA to register a minimum of 10,000 Ghanaians related to these teams onto the National Health Insurance Scheme. pic.twitter.com/0GIiMz0rFl
— Dr Okoe Boye (@OkoeBoye) September 1, 2022
“The sad thing is that half of Ghana’s population are not medically insured not because they cannot afford but sometimes, they don’t care. This is the biggest human security threat,” he added.
The NHIS logo will be emboldened on the jerseys of all four clubs and the NHIA will also provide medical services during match days.
The Ghana Premier League begins on Friday, September 9, 2022.