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HISPAG threatens to go back to ‘cash and carry’ system

The Health Insurance Service Providers Association of Ghana [HISPAG], has threatened to return to the cash and carry system if arrears owed its members by the National Health Insurance Authority [NHIA], are not paid immediately. According to HISPAG, most of its members are owed about 20 months of claims, a situation that threatens their operations. Speaking to Citi News, Public Relations ...

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NHIS justifies proposal to increase health insurance levy

The management of the National Health Insurance School [NHIS], has justified its plan to increase the National Health Insurance Levy from 2.5% to 3.5% of VAT. It argues that the increment will help to address some of the teething challenges that have for so long bedeviled the Scheme. The Scheme under the New Patriotic Party [NPP] administration, has been struggling ...

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We take some responsibility for non-functional CHPS compounds – Segbefia

A former minister for Health, Alex Segbefia, has conceded that the previous National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration should be held responsible for some of the non-functional CHPS compounds in the country. According to him, a major reason for the sad state of affairs, was the lack of accommodation for staff. Mr. Segbefia said for most of the projects undertaken, no ...

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U/East NHIS unable to print cards over shortage of ribbon papers

Activities at all the thirteen Municipal and District offices of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in the Upper East Region, have stalled due to a shortage of ribbon paper to enable them print cards. This means new subscribers would have to wait until next week to be registered onto the scheme. According to the Regional Public Relations Officer of ...

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Use workers Health Fund contributions to service NHIS debt – TUC Boss

Secretary General of the Trades Union Congress [TUC], Dr. Anthony Yaw Baah, has advocated the need for government to use workers Health Fund contributions to service the National Health Insurance Scheme’s accumulated debt of 1.2 billion cedis. He described as a misplaced priority depositing the workers Health Fund contributions in the Consolidated Fund. The TUC Secretary General was addressing organized ...

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NHIS must be sustained at all costs – CEO

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Dr Samuel Annor has called for a multifaceted approach in tackling the National Health Insurance Scheme’s debt portfolio of 1.2 billion cedis. The NHIA CEO, who is currently on a nationwide tour, described the ailing National Health Insurance Scheme as a human security threat, hence the need to sustain ...

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GHS commences nationwide health screening in schools

The Ghana Health Service in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service, has begun a nationwide medical screening for students in the Senior High Schools. First-year students enrolled under the Free SHS policy have started undergoing medical examinations, and their medical records would be kept and allocated to the various health facilities near their schools. Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare, the Director-General of ...

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Don’t use NHIS funds to sponsor football activities – Medical Doctor

The Medical Director of the Trauma Hospital in Winneba, Dr. George Kweku Prah, has described as “unfair and unacceptable’’ the use of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) funds to sponsor football activities when it owes healthcare providers billions of cedis. He said that any move to use NHIS funds for any other purpose other than the Scheme’s core mandate would ...

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We’ll have universal electricity access after my first term – Nana Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has said that his government is committed to ensuring universal access to electricity by the end of his first term in office. He made the commitment when he met the Lawra Traditional Council on day 2 of his 7-day tour of the three regions of the North. President Akufo-Addo noted that, the Upper West Region, like the two Northern and ...

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IMANI Ghana identifies sustainable financing for NHIS [Report]

Policy think tank, IMANI Ghana, has in a new report identified some potential to funding sources to revamp the National Health Insurance Scheme which has been saddled with huge debts. The report released by IMANI Ghana titled: “Reforming the National Health Insurance; Pathways to sustainable healthcare financing” made a number of recommendations including focusing on the poor, while encouraging those with ...

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