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NHIA owes War Memorial Hospital more than Ghc1 million

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The War Memorial Hospital in Navrongo, the capital of the Kassena-Nankana Municipality of the Upper East Region is owed by the National Health Insurance Authority to the tune of Ghc1,107,597.91. 

This is according to the Auditor-General’s report on the public accounts of Ghana – Ministries, Departments and other agencies (MDAs) for the year ended 31 December 2022.

Additionally, the report revealed that a total of 123 health institutions across the country are owed more than Ghc 47 million. 

“Regulations 3.8 of the National Health Insurance Regulations, 2004 provides that a claim or payment of health service submitted to the scheme shall be paid within four weeks after receipt of the claims from the Health care facility unless there is legal impediment. We noted that the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) owed 123 Health Institutions a total amount of GH¢47,617,164.46 for services rendered.”

The Auditor General called on the NHIA to take quick steps to make payments to these facilities. 

“We recommended that the Heads of the Health Institutions should engage the Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority for reimbursement of the outstanding amounts due their Facilities.”

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana

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