NHIS is performing better under our government than Mahama’s administration -Bawumia

NHIS is performing better under our government than Mahama’s administration -Bawumia

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), claims that the Akufo-Addo administration has improved the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

Dr. Bawumia praised the infrastructure improvements made in the health sector by the current government in an interview with Africa Watch Magazine.

He brought up the addition of hydroxyurea for sickle-cell patients and treatments for pediatric malignancies to the NHIS coverage.

Dr Bawumia also mentioned the introduction of an NHIS app by the government, that allows Ghanaians to register and enrol using their Ghanacard.

“The NHIS is working better under our government than it used to be. Besides resourcing it financially, we have also digitized it and linked it to the Ghana card.

“So today, your NHIS number is your Ghanacard number. We have also extended NHIS coverage to include childhood cancers and hydroxyurea for sickle-cell patients. We have also introduced an NHIS app, so today people can register and get enrolled using their Ghanacard.

“They can also renew their subscription and check the list of diseases that the NHIS covers, without travelling to any NHIS office.

He stressed, “Second, to make health care easily accessible across the country, we have overseen the connection of health facilities under the Ghana Health Service to one digital platform. So far, all teaching hospitals and all regional and district hospitals have been connected and can talk to each other. The goal is to network over 90% of all hospitals in Ghana by the end of next year.”

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