CCG Unhappy with NHIS

General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana (CCG), Reverend Dr. Kwabena Opuni Frimpong, says the Council does not trust the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) since it has failed to pay its outstanding debt of over 200 million to Christian health institutions across the country.

He made the statement during a two-day policy summit held in Accra from 15-16 of May 2017.

He indicated that Christian health institutions hold about 40% of health facilities in the country.

But these health institutions, he said, are not able to operate since the NHIS owes them claims of over 200 million Ghana cedis since January last year.

According to him, promises had been made by the ministry of health to the council; however, it turned out to be mere verbal promises.

Dr. Opuni mentioned that most of the pharmacies have an outstanding debt to pay to their creditors, and therefore, pleaded with President Akufo-Addo to intervene.

According to him, the NHIS is not committed to paying claims on timely basis.

 

Story: Mizpah Etornam Mensavie-Ayivor

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