It has been a priority of government to improve the dissemination of quality healthcare to citizens across the length and breath of the country. Works toward the achievement of universal health coverage started way back from the time of Kwame Nkrumah, from independence to date. As part of the measures taken by the J.
Readers can recall how the calls for all citizens to register on the Ghana card started as far back as 2018. It is important to note that the government seeks to use the Ghana Card as the sole identity of citizens and the government has continually campaigned for this cause.
Renowned politician and founder of National Liberation Congress (NLC) Stephen Atubiga is lamenting the cost of his surgery and medical treatment for his fractured leg following the deadly accident he suffered recently. According to him, his total bill so far sums up to a staggering Twenty-three thousand Ghana Cedis (GHC23,000.00).
Newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority, Hon Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye says the real challenge that confronts the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has to do with structures. According to him, various government regimes beginning from former President John Agyekum Kuffuor who implemented the scheme to the current government have all suffered similar problems.
Honorable Sylvester A. Mensah is a Ghanaian politician, writer, lecturer, finance professional and a Health Insurance technocrat. He was the Member of Parliament for Dade-Kotopon constituency in Accra from 1997 to 2001. He once held the position as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority during the Governance of former President John Dramani Mahama.
The National Health Insurance Scheme now covers the cost of Hydroxyurea, a medication used to treat sickle cell anemia, as well as treatment for children malignancies (NHIS). Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, vice president, who made the announcement, said: "We have started with four pediatric cancers for now, but we are determined to expand in due course.
The Deputy General Secretary of National Democratic Congress, Peter Boamah Otukonor says, there is nothing working under New Patriotic Party’s (NPP’s) government. This because, ever since the New Patriotic Party came into power, there have been price fluctuation in the country especially for fuel.
Few days ago,the Bono Regional Health Directorate had called on National Health Insurance Authority to Pay premiums equivalent to recent market prices of medications in order for the authority to be able to operate. A new member to join the health insurance scheme is expected to pay Ghc25.00 to be able to acquire the card.
The vice president of Ghana Dr Bawumia addressed Ghanaians on the theme transforming an economy through digitalization, the Ghana story at the Ashesi University, Berekuso as he briefly unraveled the agenda on certain digitalised operations including the Electronic Cedi. As an Economist whose efforts has brought about economic sanctity and resilience in the country, under him, Ghana have seen major improvement in payment systems through digitalization as well as other operations easing the burden from Ghanaians as compared to the past.
The Ranking Member on the Health Committee, who doubles as the Member of Parliament for the Juaboso constituency, Honorable Mintah Akando, has received some public backlash for making this bold announcement or revelation about the social intervention, National Health Insurance Scheme. Kwabena Mintah Akandoh stated boldly on his official Facebook page that the cash and carry system in health delivery is back.
On Monday November 15, the First Lady of the Republic of Ghana, Rebecca Akuffo-Addo joined board, management and staff of the NHIS to launch the National Health Insurance week. According to the First Lady, she was excited to announce that, the NHIS Benefit Package now includes four Childhood Cancers namely -Burkitt Lymphoma, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia, Wilms tumour and Retinoblastoma.This is a significant intervention in the fight against childhood cancers.
In recent times, the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has been announcing some debts that were left over by the Former President Mahama-led administration but have been cleared by the current administration. Another bold statement has been made concerning some huge debts that were left behind by Former President John Dramani Mahama.
First Lady, Madam Rebecca Akufo-Addo has announced that government will inculcate the treatment of four childhood cancers to be integrated into the National Health Insurance Scheme. The four dangerous cancers that some children unfortunately get at the early stages of their life include, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Retinoblastoma, Wilms Tumor, and Burkitt Lymphoma.
This Moratorium was issued to all Government institutions on 18th June 2014, directing all state institutions to cease the purchase of AFIS or ABIS for biometric capture and rely solely on the National Identification Authority, which is mandated by law to capture biometric data. “Government notes that a single civil multimodal biometric system design based on unique biometric traits is enough to serve the identity service needs of any country irrespective of population size.”
Ranking member at Parliamentary Select Committee on Health, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh, on May 10, 2022 made damning allegations against the NHIS, claiming that it is on the verge of collapsing. The Member of Parliament even urged the government to scrap the Scheme so that Ghanaians can pay and get quality health care.
According to Mr Humphrey Kofie, the executive Secretary of the Mental Health Society of Ghana, mental disorders are really troubling in the country as its treatment comes with a lot of expenses. He said mental law says mental health services shall be free, Health policy also says mental health services shall be free but it is not.
The National Health Insurance Authority as part of efforts to alleviate the financial burden of families, especially in seeking healthcare, has expanded the Scheme to cover the treatment of four childhood cancers.The four cancers are Leukemia (childhood cancer of the blood), Wilm's Tumor or Nephroblastoma (Childhood Cancer of the Kidney), Retinoblastoma (Childhood Cancer of the Eye and Neuroblastoma (Childhood Cancer of the Jaw).
The hashtag NewNDC is trending on Twitter Ghana for some interesting reasons. It all started after John Dumelo tweeted a picture with the current fuel prices displayed and captioned it "the 8 is about to be broken". His tweet was met with a series of reply tweets asking him why he never sees anything positive about the NPP Government he can applaud.
Private health providers on the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) have threatened to revert to the cash and carry system if the government does not clear the accumulated arrears spanning several months. This was made known by Samuel Boakye Donkor, Vice President of the Private Health Facilities Association of Ghana, who spoke to Citi News on 8th March 2022.
This article is not made for promotion or advertisement for business or products but rather to enlighten you on how to link your NHIS to NIA Ghana Card. How to link your NHIS to NIA Ghana card Kindly note: The name and date of birth on the Ghana Card must be the same as on the NHIS Card before you can link successfully.