NHIA charged to settle debts to service providers

The Physician Assistant of Bepoase sacred heart health center,

National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA)
National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA)

Mr. Thomas Adjei said if the NHIA defrays debts owed their service providers, it would enable them deliver quality health services for patients across the country.

He therefore attributed the shortages of drugs in health facilities across the country to the delays in the re-imbursement of claims by the Scheme.

Bepoase sacred heart health center which is located at Sekyere South district in the Asanti region, is currently experiencing financial constrains, and hence cannot meet the increasing cost of drugs and other health logistics.

He registered his heart felt worries about the delays in the claims and other challenges confronting the facilities.

According to him, the NHIA which is their largest source of revenue, are in almost 7 months arrears. The NHIA owes the hospital Ghs 40,000.00.

Speaking to News Ghana, Mr. Adjei said the facility owes their suppliers Ghs 38,000.00 on drugs they supplied them, hence they stopped the supply until they defrays the debt.

Thus the facility is cash trapped and are unable to purchase more drugs to provide quality health care services.

Mr Adjei lamented that most of their clients have resorted to accessing health care from other hospitals elsewhere, due to this problem.

This he said, requires government’s immediate intervention to reinforce efforts to strive for better Health care services in the country.
Source : Sammy Adjei / Newsghana.com.gh

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