The Vice President of Ghana, Dr Bawumia launched a new online portal, where users can make a new registration and renew existing membership of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
The new self-managed portal ‘MyNHIS app‘ will enable users to register with the NHIS using their mobile phones, instead of walking in to the NHIS District Office.
The app will aid existing members of the NHIS to renew their membership with ease.
Ghanaians can access frequently asked questions, locate all NHIS Offices and link NHIS cards to their Ghana cards through the new app.
According to Dr. Bawumia, “at present, over 16 million people are active members of the scheme, representing 54% of the population, an increase from 40% in 2019. Out of this number, over 80% are old members who used the mobile application to renew their membership.”
“This has reduced the queue as well as the crowd at the offices of the NHIS, especially at the Tamale NHIS Metro Office where we used to see old men and women, pregnant women, the physically challenged queuing from as early as 3:00am just to have the cards renewed in order to access healthcare. Digitalization has made it possible by just dialing *929# and follow through the process to instantly renew your card without travelling to the office to queue.”
The new NHIS mobile app is available on both Android and iOS smartphones and will allow NHIS members to securely pay for registration and renewal through their mobile money wallets, Bank and Visa cards.