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We’ve cleared part of GHc1.2b NHIS debt – Akufo-Addo

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said his government has cleared GHc560 million out of GHc1.2 billion debt left by the previous administration in the health sector. “So far, government has, by dint of prudent management within the short space of seven months, cleared GH¢560 million out of the GH¢1.2 billion of debt inherited,” he said. According to him, government ...

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NHIA capitation programme suspended in Ashanti Region

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The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has suspended the capitation programme in the Ashanti region with effect from August 1, 2017. The NHIA has said its board shall undertake a thorough review of the whole Capitation Payment Mechanism and processes and will inform the public of the way forward after the detailed review is completed. The Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo ...

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I’m uncertain when NHIS arrears will be cleared – Minister

Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Health Minister

The Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman Manu has told Parliament, he is unsure when arrears of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) would be settled. According to him, the scheme owes health service providers and suppliers over eight hundred million Ghana cedis. The backlog of NHIS arrears is one of the huge challenges that health service delivery in the country faces. ...

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Parliament approves GH¢2.2m for NHIS

Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Minister of Health

Parliament has approved the formula for the disbursement of the National Health Insurance Fund for 2017. A total of 2.2 million Ghana Cedis has been allocated to the NHIS which has struggled in recent times due to delays in the release of funds, forcing service providers owed by the Scheme to withdraw their services. Speaking to Citi News’ Duke Mensah Opoku, ...

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Revive NHIS – Bawumia charges Board   

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The Vice President Mahmmud Bawumia has charged the newly constituted Board of Directors of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) to resuscitate the scheme. He said the scheme was at a critical stage and needed the full expertise of the Board to improve. “There is so much we want to do within a limited budget. You will be responsible for ...

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Gender Ministry registers 250,000 children under NHIS

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The Ministry of Gender and Social Protection has registered 250,000 children in the country to benefit from the National Health Insurance Scheme. Madam Otiko Afisa Djaba, the sector Minister, who announced this said more children would be registered to make quality health care accessible to them. She was speaking at a durbar to climax the celebration of the Healthy District ...

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Upper West NHIS achieves key 2016 performance targets

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The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in the Upper West Region, has despite the odds achieved most of its key performance targets for 2016. With hard work, determination and commitment, the Scheme grew its active membership in the region by six per cent, from 459,270 members in 2015 to 486,030 members in 2016. Mr Abass Suleymana, Regional Director of the ...

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NHIS to pay service providers today

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The National Health Insurance service providers who are owed by the Authority will begin getting their monies today. This is according to the new Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Samuel Annor. Dr. Annor said the authority is paying two months of the arrears it owes service providers. The Authority owes the service providers some GHc1.2 billion covering a 12-month period of ...

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NHIS is broke, we can’t pay our debts – CEO cries

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Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Dr. Samuel Annor, has disclosed that the Scheme is broke and unable to pay service providers. “The NHIA is at a stage where one will say it almost bankrupt; in that we have no reserves and we owe people so much. And this has come about because we have increased ...

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We’re working hard to uplift Ghana’s fortunes – Nana Addo

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President Nana Akufo-Addo, has assured that his government is fulfilling the promises made to Ghanaians, adding that, Ghanaians will soon be witnesses to the immense benefits of the pledges made to them. President Akufo-Addo indicated that he did not make the promises to win votes but “to save the future of our country.” Addressing the Ghanaian Community in Dakar, Senegal ...

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