Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the Vice President, has reassured Ghana public that the state would never go back to the dark days of cash and carry health delivery system.
According to Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the government is committed to bring back the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). He said the government has so far paid money in term of accumulated debt of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and would soon clear the whole debt.
He insisted that financing the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is serious for which reason government is going to start to pay the service providers regularly. Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia was expressing his views at the Baptist Medical Centre in Nalerigu of the Gambaga/Nalerigu district in the Northern Region.
The theme of the event was, “60 years of promoting good health among rural folks the Christian way.” He also told the agenda of the government to bring in the online renewal and enrolment of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) subscribers. He said that Ghana government as part of its grand scheme to revitalize the health sector which has given permission for the recruiting of more Nurses.
He highly praised the management and staff for their dedicated services and for the many achievements. He said the free nutrition services by the Baptist Medical Centre, Ghana to too thin children were really unique. Edward Addai, the administer of the hospital, said the hospital is lacking of sufficient health personnel.
According to him, 60 percent of the staff of hospital are paid from within the hospital generated funds and asked the Ghana government to give financial clearance so they could engage themselves fully.
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