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NHIS GMA worried about gradual collapse of NHIS

The scheme since its introduction has been hit with a lot of challenges with health service providers threatening on several occasions not to attend to subscribers because they have not been paid their claims.

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The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has said it is worried about the gradual collapse of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

“The GMA is gravely concerned with the gradual re-introduction of cash and carry system at the various health institutions and facilities in the country.

“It is a fact that the health facilities and institutions are resorting to cash and carry because of the prolonged indebtedness of the NHIS to them.

“Indeed some facilities have not been paid their claims in the last quarter of 2015,” the President of the Association, Dr Ebenezer Ewusi-Emmim said.

Dr Ebenezer Ewusi-Emmim was speaking at a news conference in Bolgatanga, after the end of the third NEC Meeting of the GMA for the year 2016.

According to him, the NHIS must not be allowed to collapse, considering the support it has given to health financing in the country over the years.

The scheme since its introduction has been hit with a lot of challenges with health service providers threatening on several occasions not to attend to subscribers because they have not been paid their claims.

The GMA president has therefore asked the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) to quickly ensure that it pays the money it owes to service providers to sustain the scheme.

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