NHIS collapse Fix NHIS challenges - Christian Council and Catholic Bishops to govt

The Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference and the Christian Council of Ghana have charged government to fix challenges confronting the NHIS.

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Most Rev. Joseph Osei-Bonsu (left), President of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference, and Rt Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Martey, Chairman of the Christian Council of Ghana. play

Most Rev. Joseph Osei-Bonsu (left), President of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference, and Rt Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Martey, Chairman of the Christian Council of Ghana.

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The Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference (GCBC) and the Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) have called on the government to deal with challenges associated with the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

A statement issued at the annual joint meeting Thursday signed by Most Rev. Joseph Osei-Bonsu, President of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference and Rt. Rev. Professor Emmanuel Martey of the Christian Council that several health facilities are collapsing under the scheme which is a worry to most Ghanaians.

“We have followed with worry and anxiety all the happenings about the National Health Insurance Scheme and wish to state that we are very concerned about the sustainability of the Scheme if the current difficulties with it are not resolved expeditiously”.

The statement added that, “The continuous and repeated failure to reimburse facilities on time, the incessant threats of service withdrawal by service providers, among others, continue to plague the Scheme. Our health facilities are collapsing under the Scheme and the frustration of both staff and patients is unbearable.

“In the present circumstances, therefore, we invite Government as a matter of urgency to come out to inform the citizenry about the true state of the Scheme and give us a clear roadmap for its sustainability or otherwise.

“We will equally appreciate a broad stakeholder consultation on the issue and we are ready to lead the process.

"Our institutions pioneered health insurance schemes in the country before it was adopted as a national policy”.

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