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NHIA considers offering free health screening to Ghanaians on their birthdays

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The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Dr. Da Costa Aboagye, has unveiled an upcoming initiative that will offer Ghanaians free medical checkups at any health facility on their birthday.

This initiative is designed to revolutionize healthcare by emphasizing preventive care and reducing the incidence of non-communicable diseases in Ghana.

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In a media interview on Thursday, May 16, Dr. Aboagye revealed that the committee overseeing the initiative’s implementation is in the final stages of engaging with stakeholders.

“Now we are offering every Ghanaian the opportunity to go to any health facility on their date of birth or month of birth to at least check their vitals once a month.”

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“We are almost done with the work and we will be starting very soon … we have really worked hard to ensure this intervention is actually implemented at the earliest possible time.”

“So we have even cut some of the processes that we use to make sure we implement this, the committee is at the tail end of doing the stakeholder engagements then implementation will start. So, for me, that will be good news and it will revolutionise our healthcare architecture in such a way that we will reduce some of these diseases and non-communicable diseases,” Dr Aboagye said.

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He emphasized that the NHIA has streamlined its processes to facilitate the realization of this initiative.

Dr. Aboagye emphasized that this initiative demonstrates the NHIA’s commitment to improving access to healthcare services for Ghanaians and promoting proactive health management strategies.

By offering free medical checkups on birthdays, he stressed that the NHIA aims to empower individuals to take control of their health and address potential health issues early.

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