The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has called on the government to pay off its indebtedness to health facilities under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
This according to the association will prevent the scheme from collapsing.
GMA in a press statement said some providers has threatened to withdraw services to national health insurance cardholders
“The Ghana Medical Association has noted with great concern the failure of the NHIA to pay health facilities (Public and Private Hospitals) for services rendered from or about March 2019 to date, resulting in some providers threatening to withdraw services to national health insurance cardholders.”
“The NHIS owe service providers between 9 (nine) to 14 (fourteen) months which covers arrears from 2018 for some providers and 2019 for others. This is unacceptable considering the fact that, the health sector is regarded as an essential service and a key component for socio-economic development.
Read the full statement below: