Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye appointed acting CEO of NHIA
President Akufo-Addo has appointed former Ledzokuku MP, Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye, as the acting Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA).
Dr. Okoe Boye replaces the current CEO of the Authority, Dr. Lydia Dsane-Selby.
The appointment was communicated in a letter dated April 21, 2022, and he assumes office on May 3, 2022.
“Pursuant to Section 14(1) of the National Health Insurance Act, 2012 (Act 852), I am pleased to inform you that the President has appointed you to act as the Chief Executive of the National Health Insurance Authority (the Authority), pending receipt of the constitutionally required advice of the governing board of the Authority, given in consultation with the Public Services Commission,” the letter said.
Dr Bernard Okoe-Boye served as a Deputy Minister of Health in President Akufo-Addo’s first term in office.
He is a licensed medical practitioner who holds BSC in Human Biology, Medicine and Surgery from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
He also holds a Masters Degree in Public Health (MPH) from Hamburg School of Applied Science and an A1 certificate in German from the Geothe Institute, Accra.
Currently, he is a Physician at Lekma Hospital, a government health facility located at Teshie.