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No Waiting Period For One Week As Ghana Card Set To Replace NHIS Card

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The Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia during the start of the NHIS Week Celebration on 9th November 2020 in Accra launched the latest Government’s digitization program.

The government of Ghana in its desire to integrate all other documents unto the Ghana Card has completed its first task on NHIS integration unto the Ghana Card.

The National Health Insurance Card is going to be linked to the Ghana Card (NHIS) to make it one source for identification

Holders of both Ghana Card and the NHIS card are now advised to link the two by dialing the short code *929#and follow the prompt.

During the launch he said; “This marks the beginning of a new dawn in the National Health Insurance system. This innovation reaffirms the NPP’s Government’s commitment in our digital journey towards creating the needed ICT infrastructure comparable to any in the developed world,”.

“Our rapid adoption of digital technologies has been driven not only by the imperatives of change in the global economy but also by the need to tackle our own local development challenges.

“Our overarching objectives in this digitization agenda are to improve both economic and public sector governance, improve transparency and accountability, improve domestic revenue mobilization, curb corruption and increase access to public services,” he emphasized.

“The scope of digitization in the health sector is enormous. It ranges from procurement, to nationwide drugs inventory management system, patient record management, portability of patients’ records across the country, to health insurance management, and billing verification and payments across providers.

“What is key for us today is the leveraging of the Ghana Card to transform our health system. This is a game-changer. All you need is the Ghana Card which has embedded in it all your important personal data. Linked to the Digital Address system and the Birth and Death Registry, we would have built the most comprehensive database of citizens as far as our health demographics are concerned.”

He continued, “With the agenda of GhanaCard being the sole form of identification and access to social services, NHIA has taken the steps in making that happen by linking NHIS membership to the Ghana card. This fits very well into the inclusiveness agenda of the government to leave no one behind and the NHIS is on this path in its quest to provide affordable healthcare to all residents of Ghana.

Today, as part of Government policy to make the Ghana Card the standard ID for all residents in Ghana, the NHIA is launching the next step in the digitization journey – linkage of the Ghana Card with the NHIS card. After today, NHIS members can through their mobile phone using *929# will link their NHIS card to their Ghana Card.

“They can then use the Ghana card to renew their NHIS membership through mobile money. They will also be able to use their Ghana Card to access health services at all accredited providers. This pilot is being launched today 9th November for the start of NHIS Week.”

Dr. Bawumia further stated that, in the early parts of 2021, other sectors such as Tax Identification Numbers, SSNIT cards, Passport, DVLA, Bank Accounts and SIM cards.

However, according to NHIS management, the President has granted a waiver that will scrape off the one month waiting period for all those who are yet to register and those who have defaulted on their renewals during the week celebrations

“We encourage all 23.1 million residents of Ghana who have registered to use this opportunity to renew their membership. For those who have a Ghana Card and NHIS card, please do the linkage and use your Ghana Card to access healthcare.”

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Wolves Striker, Raul Jimenez Suffers Fractured Skull After Head Clash With David Luis In Arsenal Game; Undergoes Surgery | PHOTOS

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Wolves have confirmed that striker Raul Jimenez suffered a fractured skull and has undergone an operation following his head clash with David Luis against Arsenal on Sunday, November 29.

The Mexican striker was stretchered off after the head clash with Arsenal defender David Luiz and was given oxygen after the accidental incident.

Wolves striker, Raul Jimenez suffers fractured skull after head clash with David Luis in Arsenal game; undergoes surgery The clash of heads occurred early in the match and resulted in a lengthy delay of around 10 minutes as paramedics and medical staff saw to both players.

Wolves striker, Raul Jimenez suffers fractured skull after head clash with David Luis in Arsenal game; undergoes surgery

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 7:27pm today (29 November) to reports of a person injured at Emirates Stadium on Queensland Road, Holloway.

“We sent an ambulance crew, an advanced paramedic, an incident response officer and a medic in car to the scene. We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance by car.

“We treated a man at the scene and took him to a major trauma centre.”

The 29-year-old was taken to a London hospital, where he was conscious and responding to treatment.

In a statement on Monday, Wolves said: “Raul is comfortable following an operation last night, which he underwent in a London hospital.

Wolves striker, Raul Jimenez suffers fractured skull after head clash with David Luis in Arsenal game; undergoes surgery

“He has since seen his partner Daniela and is now resting. He will remain under observation for a few days while he begins his recovery.

“The club would like to thank the medical staff at Arsenal, the NHS paramedics, hospital staff and surgeons who, through their skill and early response, were of such help.

“The club ask that Raul and his family are now afforded a period of space and privacy, before any further updates are provided in due course.”

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Senegal World Cup Hero, Pape Bouba Diop Dies At 42 After Battling With Long Illness

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Pape Bouba Diop, a former Senegalese footballer has passed away at the age of 42.

According to reports, Bouba Diop had been suffering from a long-time illness before his death.

The midfielder became a national hero when he scored the goal which saw Senegal beat France 1-0 in their opening World Cup game in 2002.

He first arrived in English football when he joined Fulham from Lens in 2004. He later joined Portsmouth in 2007 and after a stint with AEK Athens returned to the top flight by joining West Ham in 2011.

After one season with the Hammers, he joined Birmingham City before being released in January 2013.

Diop won 63 caps for Senegal, scoring 11 goals including his historic World Cup strike.

Barthélémy Dias, the mayor of Mermoz Sacré-Cœur in Senegal paid tribute to Bouba Diop on Sunday, writing on social media: :Thank you GAINDÉ for making us dream so much.

“Your name will forever be engraved in the Football Hall of Fame alongside great legends.

“May God welcome you in his Paradise.”

 Senegal World Cup hero, Pape Bouba Diop dies at 42 after battling with long illness

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Prophet Nigel Gaisie Drops Another Prophecy Ahead Of The 2020 Elections

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Prophet Nigel Gaisie, the leader of Prophetic Hill Church has dropped a cryptic prophecy ahead of the coming 2020 election which is barely a week away.

In the next 6 days, Ghanaians would be going to the polls to elect a new president and parliament members to represent them in their various constituencies.

According to him, John Mahama would win the presidential elections, but he won’t be given the power because he is a Northerner.

His post reads: “The Lord Sais, tell the NATION..Thye said they won’t even give the POWER TO JM,EVEN IF HE WINS BECAUSE HE IS A NORTHERNER…Let the N.D.C WOKE UP, LET THE GOOD PEOPLE OF GHANA WOKE UP TO SAVE THIS NATION FROM WORSE DARKNESS EVER IN OUR HISTORY SAYS THE LORD” P.N.G”

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