Ahead of the reading of the 2023 Budget Statement and Financial Policy, a member of the Health Select Committee in Parliament and Member of Parliament for the Daffiama-Bussie-Issa Constituency in the Upper West Region is calling on the government to give substantial attention to enhancing and expanding access to primary healthcare in the country.
Dr. Sandaare said this when he spoke to Mark Smith on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show today, November 23, 2022.
“I expect that the Minister of Finance not releasing the full component of the NHIL would be addressed. We have traced and realised that the NHIA is saying that the money that the Ministry of Finance is supposed to release for us to be able to pay up the health facilities, the Ministry of Finance is not doing that. It is an issue for us to look out for and it is also an issue for us to hold the Finance Minister responsible to ensure the money is released,” he said.
“I expect that this budget should address that gap,” he said.
In line with expanding access to healthcare, the government has to expand the National Health Insurance Scheme, give it more funding and quickly transfer funds owed the Authority so that the Authority can in turn, reimburse the service providers owed.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana