Health facilities in the Upper East Region are owed a total of Ghc6,027,357.16. 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.
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.
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 details are as follows: Pungu – GHC 216,233.75, Navrongo – GHC 351,290.12, Manyoro – GHC 332,731.35, Kologo Health Centre – GHC 518,464.97, Navrongo Health Centre – GHC 101,545.59, War Memorial Hospital – Navrongo – GHC 1,107,597.91, Talensi District Hospital – GHC 644,423.87, Shia CHPS – GHC 68,157.25, Kpatia CHPS – GHC 182,934.23, Balungu CHPS – GHC 45,818.56, Tenkzuk CHPS – GHC 71,725.16, Yinduri CHPS – GHC 68,469.58, Datuko Health Centre – GHC 191,841.72, Duusi Health Centre – GHC 227,730.46, Gbani Health Centre – GHC 107,110.01, Gorogo Health Centre – GHC 74,550.41, Pwalugu Health Centre – GHC 119,713.34, Winkogo Health Centre – GHC 107,606.19 and Wuru/Vunania – Ghc574,549.58.
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