The Minority in Parliament has stated that the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is collapsing under the watch of the Akufo-Addo government.
Juaboso lawmaker, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh said this is not not because of inadequate funds or inadequate legislation but “purely as the result of poor public financial management of the fund.”
He said this at a press conference in Accra on Tuesday May 10.
He said “What makes matters even worse is that his lies about the replacement of NHIA cards with Ghana Card are also false. This Year’s allocation provides some GHS54.60million for the printing of some 2.6million NHIA cards at GHS21.00 each.
“We cannot continue to lie our way into solving critical national problems. We cannot also continue to ignore flagrant violations of laws enacted to ensure good healthcare for all Ghanaians. We cannot allow the future of the scheme to be hijacked by Nana Akufo-Addo and his law-breaking Finance Minister.
“The National Health Insurance Scheme is collapsing not because of inadequate funds or inadequate legislation but purely as the result of poor public financial management of the fund.
“In concluding we will like to remind our bible quoting Finance Minister to read what Jesus said in Mark 12:17, “Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s” and do accordingly. Give funds collected in the name of the National Health Insurance Scheme to the National Health Insurance Scheme period.”
The National Health Insurance Scheme was established by the government of Ghana in 2003 to provide equitable access and financial coverage for basic health care services to Ghanaian citizens.