- Minister of Health says Mahama left huge sums of debt which the sector is struggling to pay
- He says it is affecting health delivery in various institutions across the country
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The Ministry of Health has disclosed that, a huge sums of debt left by the John Mahama and his NDC administration, is taking a heavy toll on health delivery across the country.
According the sector Minister Kwaku Agyemang Manu, the Mahama administration left a whooping sum of GHC 100 million as debt, which the Health Ministry is currently finding it difficult to clear.
The Minister explained that, as at the end of December, 2016, the NDC administration had committed the country into a debt toll of 134million Ghana cedis.
Mr Agyamang Manu said out of this debt, the Healthy Ministry has been able to service about 53million and 43million cedis respectively out of the little revenue it generated within six months into office.
He added that, despite these challenges, his ministry is working closely with the Finance Ministry to secure some little funds in order to pay for co funding to get vaccines in running its operations.
The Health Minister was today addressing some aggrieved health workers of the Pantang Psychiatric Hospital in Accra, who were demonstrating over an encroachment of the hospital land.
This is not the first time the Minister is raising concerns over huge debt stock left behind by the Mahama government.
The Minister in few weeks ago disclosed that, some health service suppliers such as the Chamber of Pharmacy Ghana have threatened to cut supply of drugs to health providers under the NHIS due to outstanding debts.
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