Polyclinics in Accra begin ‘cash and carry’ as gov't fails to pay NHIS

Polyclinics in Accra begin ‘cash and carry’ as gov't fails to pay NHIS

Government's failure to pay money owed to some hospitals for providing free medicines and medical services under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

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Polyclinics in Accra begin ‘cash and carry’ as gov't fails to pay NHIS

Polyclinics in Accra begin ‘cash and carry’ as gov't fails to pay NHIS

According to media reports, 7 polyclinics in Accra are forcing patients to pay for the medicines and medical services.

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These services should have have been covered under the NHIS. The reports continue that these 7 hospital have resolved to not recognise NHIS card holders.

The clinics claim that the National Health Insurance Authority has failed to settle up to eleven months old claims.

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The Joy News report continues "a health official...says some of the health facilities are owed over GHȻ1 million and are on the verge of collapse – justifying the move to start the ‘cash and carry’ system."

Polyclinics in Accra begin ‘cash and carry’ as gov't fails to pay NHIS

Polyclinics in Accra begin ‘cash and carry’ as gov't fails to pay NHIS

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The perennial problem of delayed payments of claims by the NHIA has impeded efficient and effective health delivery to patients by health facilities.

Polyclinics at Mamprobi, Adabraka, Kaneshie, Mamobi, Dansoman and Achimota are among the health facilities not accepting the NHIS cards.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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