Dr Mark Nii Lamptey, Scheme Manager of the Gomoaman District branch of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), has appealed to clients whose cards will expire after August, not to rush to change them for biometric.
Making the appeal in an interview with the Ghana News Agency at Apam, Dr. Lamptey said this will avoid congestion and tension at the offices.
Dr. Lamptey said the current bio-metric registration exercise taking place in the district is on-going, and therefore, there was no need for clients to rush to renew their card.
He said the Scheme has put in place measures to ensure that clients do not spend more time before renewing their cards, but did not elaborate.
According to him since the exercise started on February 26, daily average registration has been 190.
He regretted that despite the fact that more hands have been mobilized to speed up the registration exercise, long queues continue to be found at the offices as early as 0300 hours.
The Scheme Manager was not happy that most people who visited the offices, claimed they had lost their old cards.
Dr Lamptey advised all NHIS clients to take very good care of their biometric cards, since government has sunk huge sums of money into the printing of the cards.