Tag Archives: NHIS

Public health financing: CDD warns of cash and carry return

A Research Fellow with the CDD, Dr. Kojo Asante

The Center for Democratic Development (CDD), has warned that vulnerable persons may return to paying cash for medical care if innovative means of financing the public health service are not adopted. A survey by CDD indicates that donor funding, which represents 70 to 80 percent of preventive and public health services, has dwindled over the years. Meanwhile, a large section of ...

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NHIA chides corrupt public hospitals over fake claims

The National Health Insurance Authority [NHIA], has chided some public health service providers in the Northern Region for submitting multiple and in some cases fake claims for reimbursement. This is contrary to the widespread reports that private health service providers operating in the country were the ones solely engaged in such dubious acts. The Northern Regional Manager of the NHIA, ...

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Don’t politicize NHIS issues – MP

Deputy Minority Spokesperson on Health, Dr. Robert Kuganab-Lem, has advised that discussions on the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, must not be politicized. This he said would ensure that the Scheme is put on the right footing to deliver quality healthcare to Ghanaians. “National Health Insurance Scheme was instituted to resolve the issues of families when it comes to access ...

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Jail NHIS fund looters, fines too lenient – NHIA CEO

NHIA CEO Dr Samual Annor

The Chief Executive Officer of the National Insurance Authority (NHIA), Dr. Samuel Annor, has called for tougher punishments for persons who steal monies belonging to the Authority. According to him, imprisoning the perpetrators, regardless of the amounts involved will serve as a deterrent to persons who indulge in such acts. Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show on Tuesday Dr. Annor ...

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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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