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Ministry of Health will probe health facilities charging pregnant women for services – Mahama Seini

The practice of health facility workers charging pregnant women for services and medicine, according to Deputy Health Minister-Designate Mahama Asei Seini, is illegal. 

Despite restrictions in the National Health Insurance Act, 2012 (Act, 852), some health officials at 37 Military Hospital, Mamprobi Polyclinic, and others charge pregnant women for services delivered, according to a recent video by Corruption Watch titled "Pay or Die." 

When asked about the documentary's disclosures during his vetting by Parliament's Appointment Committee on Monday, Mr Seini said that if given the green light, he will advise the substantive Minister to investigate the claims stated in the film.

“Mr Chairman, I will recommend to my Minister that he begin the investigation so that we can discover the facts, and then we will take legal action.” 

Concerning the health-care infrastructure gap, the nominee stated that the present administration has given 75 out of 111 district hospital construction contracts in order to boost healthcare delivery in the country. 

Despite the delays, he stated that the 75 district hospitals will be operational by the end of the year.

The 111 was a vision of the NPP government to supplement the health infrastructure shortfall. So far, 75 people have been awarded and are waiting for the sod to be cut. The others are already in the works. If you authorize me, I will talk with my Minister when this project may begin, but something will be done by the end of 2021,” he continued.

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