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Free Primary HealthCare To Supplement NHIS — Mahama Clarifies



Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and former president, John Dramani Mahama has added flesh to the Free Primary Healthcare Delivery.

In his explanation, he said; the free primary health care for all Ghanaians would be under a special arrangement to be managed by the National Health Insurance Authority.

“Let me point out that this programme and plan we are bringing is going to be implemented and supervised by the NHIS But it is going to be a program for free primary healthcare so that at the level of the CHPS compound, polyclinics and health centres all Ghanaians will have access to free healthcare whether they possess a national health insurance card or not.”

He further added that, our current health insurance system makes it difficult to access quality health care hence the need to implement a new programme to supplement the National Health Insurance Scheme.

“It is the aim of all countries to attain what we call universal healthcare. Unfortunately, our National Health Insurance Scheme makes it difficult for us to obtain this objective because the payment of premiums at the lower rank of the health delivery system makes it difficult for everybody to be able to access quality healthcare. So we are breaking a new program to supplement the NHIS.”

He said this on his 4-day tour of the Upper West Region while engaging chiefs in Wa.


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