Ghana Federation of Traditional Medicine Practitioners Associations (GHAFTRAM) has made a passionate appeal to the Government and the ministry of health to consider enrolling Traditional Herbal Clinics unto the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
The Ghana Federation of Traditional Medicine Practitioners Associations (GHAFTRAM) made this appeal after a day working visit tour in Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital to some herbal clinic under the association.
Mr. Nana Kwadwo Obiri , the general Secretary for the association in an interview with the media said, the purpose behind their visitation to the region is to identify some of the challenges facing the herbal clinics after the corona virus pandemic.
(General Secretary for GHAFTRAM)
The other reason is to see the improvement of their facilities, work and more, he added
Some herbal clinic the association visited during their tour includes Twenty first century herbal clinic , Grace gift herbal clinic , Abbey herbal clinic , Medimafo herbal clinic , Dr Mensah herbal clinic , Dr Forkuo herbal clinic and Power herbal specialist clinic
During the interview the general Secretary for the association Nana kwadwo Obiri made mentioned that, the government should consider extending the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to cover the Traditional herbal Clinics in order for the government to cover parts of patients bills so that they can make little profit maximization and help improve the made in Ghana agenda so Ghanaians will believe the potency of our local herbs.
(During the visitation)
If we get even one percent of the government interventions it will enable us to help make the health system in the country more efficient and fast for people who seek health attention, he said
Mr. Nana kwadwo Obiri finally urged all stakeholders to come together in order to make traditional herbal and alopatic medicine strong again.
In an interaction with some patients they also appealed for support from the government to include the traditional herbal clinic in the national health insurance scheme.
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