Parliament has approved the formula for the disbursement of the National Health Insurance Fund for 2017. A total of 2.2 million Ghana Cedis has been allocated to the NHIS which has struggled in recent times due to delays in the release of funds, forcing service providers owed by the Scheme to withdraw their services.
Speaking to Citi News’ Duke Mensah Opoku, the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman Manu, stated that, the approval of the formula was an indication of the government’s commitment towards improving the Scheme.
According to him, it was important for the arrears which had been accumulated by the Scheme over last few months to be cleared before any significant headway can be made in addressing the problems in health delivery.
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