The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has promised to “settle outstanding issues affecting service providers to ensure uninterrupted health service delivery.”
Some service providers across the country have threatened to withdraw their services to NHIS card bearers while others have withdrawn their services due to the delay in the payment of funds from the NHIA.
The Authority promised on Monday to settle these differences but the Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG) has suspended services to NHIS card holders.
The NHIA in a statement however urged NHIS subscribers to seek medical attention from government health facilities due to the withdrawal of services from CHAG.
Below is the full statement from the NHIA
The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has noted that Mission Health Facilities being members of the Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG) have suspended services to NHIS card holders.
The Authority regrets this development, and wishes to assure its subscribers and the general public that it is engaging with service providers, including the leadership of CHAG, to settle outstanding issues affecting service providers to ensure uninterrupted health service delivery.
While efforts are being made to resolve these issues as quickly as possible, the NHIA entreats subscribers in need of healthcare who are being asked to pay cash for healthcare services, to visit the nearest government health facility or other service providers, with their NHIS cards, for any medical attention they may require under the NHIS.
It is our understanding, that emergencies and deliveries (and delivery-related cases) are not affected by the CHAG decision to suspend services.
Strategy and Corporate Affairs Division
National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA)