The Ranking Member on the Health Committee of Parliament, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh says the government’s recent budgetary allocation to the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is inadequate to defray the debt owed various health institutions.
According to him, government owes the scheme GH¢2 billion in arrears from 2021.
Speaking to Citi News, the Juaboso MP called on the Minister of Finance to make timely releases to the scheme.
“If you owe gh¢2 billion, and you release GH¢50 million, it is quite insignificant. I have a list of health facilities that are being prosecuted because they have refused to pay their employees’ contributions because NHIA is owing them.”