The Dormaahene, Osagyefo Osaedeeyo Agyemang Badu II, has expressed fear over the federal government’s delay in fee of well being service suppliers from the medical insurance levy.
He is blaming the state of affairs on the inefficient use of the funds generated from the levy.
Speaking on the third Annual General Conference of the Private Health Facilities Association of Ghana (PHFAoG) in Sunyani, the Dormaahene warned that he would search court docket interpretation on the usage of the medical insurance levy meant to supply efficient healthcare for the folks.
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“I plead with the government to avoid touching the NHI levy. They should give it to the National Health Insurance Authority to enable them to pay service providers like the Private Health providers”, he admonished and additional mentioned the function of service suppliers could be ineffective if the cash from the levy will get locked up elsewhere.
“I am pleading. Ghanaians would have to look at this issue very well because it is a worry to all of us”, he mentioned.
Osaedeeyo Agyemang Badu II, who can also be the President of the Bono Regional House of Chiefs, warned that it could get to a time that he would search authorized interpretation on the NHI levy.
“I will go to court. And I will ask the court if the NHI levy could be used for unintended purposes before giving it to the people and institutions mandated by law for the healthcare of the people”, he careworn, added that when it occurs, ‘No one ought to say, I, Agyemang Badu likes to create points, however quite I wish to guarantee healthcare improves and repair suppliers additionally enhance”.
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Dormaahene, nonetheless, appreciated the federal government’s efforts to enhance healthcare via Agenda 111 and urged successive governments to make sure the tasks beneath the coverage are accomplished.
The third Annual General Conference of PHFAoG, in Sunyani, was on the theme, “Addressing the human resource gap in the private health facilities towards achieving universal health coverage, the role of PHFAoG and the State”.
Dr Samuel Kwame Buabeng-Frimpong, President of PHFAoG, in his handle on the convention, mentioned the non-public amenities’ contribution in complementing the federal government’s efforts to attain Universal Health Coverage is phenomenal.
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He, nonetheless, bemoaned the problem of the excessive turnover of well being employees on the varied non-public well being amenities and appealed for the help of the federal government.
He mentioned, “It is sad to note that our Association’s crusade to get the government to balance the scale of staff distribution to ensure maximum efficiency in private health provision has not yielded any of the desired outcomes”.
Dr. Buabeng-Frimpong famous that “considering our quest for universal access to quality healthcare, I would want to, once again, make a passionate appeal to the government to extend its kind gesture of posting health staff to private health facilities”.
Dr Buabeng-Frimpong careworn the affiliation’s sturdy opposition to the observe of co-payment on the well being amenities and “would wish the government addresses the root causes of the problem to eliminate it once and for all”.
He careworn the necessity to have a look at the adoption of survival methods by the amenities as a nationwide downside that deserves an pressing answer.
The in style view seems to be at non-public well being amenities as key culprits within the observe of copayment, however Dr Buabeng-Frimpong mentioned the preliminary survey by the NHIA with help from the USAID revealed that they’re the least perpetrators.
Bono Regional Minister, Justina Owusu Banahene, advised PHFAoG to undertake a brand new technique within the areas of remuneration, incentives and good situations of service to draw the suitable personnel to work with.