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  • Beginning Monday, March 3 the phased implementation GOJ Health Card will begin.
  • Health facilities, public pharmacies and Drugserv pharmacies will begin accepting the card.
  • The first batch of prepared cards left the National Health Fund Processing Centre on Monday, February 24, 2014 for delivery by mail.

Beginning Monday, March 3 the phased implementation GOJ Health Card will begin. This as registration for the card was characterised by keen interest over the last month.

Health facilities, public pharmacies and Drugserv pharmacies will begin accepting the card which is geared towards faster registration and efficient service delivery. The implementation period is expected to last 18-24 months.

Registration for the new health card began on February 3 2014. Public Health facilities, Drugserv pharmacies along with National Health Fund Offices and the Ministry of Health began accepting applications for the GOJ Health Card. Indications are that public response was good with many centres reporting waiting lines for persons wanting to register.

Speaking on Sunday, Health Minister the Honourable Dr. Fenton Ferguson said he was pleased with progress so far, “We’ve seen very good response so far and we are certainly on track for the implementation period”, he said. Registration for the GOJ Health Card continues.

The first batch of prepared cards left the National Health Fund Processing Centre on Monday, February 24, 2014 for delivery by mail. Persons registering are asked to provide their name, correct address, telephone number. Tax Registration Number and PATH number where applicable.