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Unpaid Health insurance claims affecting healthcare delivery – Regional Health Director


The Central Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service(GHS), Dr. Mrs. Akosua Agyeiwaa Owusu Sarpong has promised to address  the issue of unpaid claims National Health Insurance Authority(NHIA)  affecting health facilities in the area.

“The long delays by the National Health Insurance Authority to reimburse our facilities for services rendered to the insured clients also continue to have adverse impact on their finances and their ability to meet key performance targets. I wish to assure all of you that we are not sleeping on these issues” Dr. Mrs. Agyeiwaa Owusu Sarpong stated.

According to her, “Central Regional Health Directorate has been engaging the relevant authorities on all these issues and would continue to do so, on your behalf to lessen the burden on all of you, so that you can give of your best to the service”.

Dr. Mrs. Agyeiwaa Owusu Sarpong made this known at the 2022 Central Regional Annual  Health Sector Performance Review meeting.

It was held with the “Sustaining the Gains in Service Performance Through Improved Governance and Quality of Care Towards Achieving the Universal Health Coverage: The Role of Stakeholders.

She also commended hardworking and dedicated health workers within the region who continue to provide the health care needs of the people in the region despite the challenges.

“If we look back today with satisfaction about how well we handled the COVID-19 pandemic three years ago, it was all due to the hard work and dedication of our staff” Dr. Mrs. Agyeiwaa Owusu Sarpong stated.

She mentioned that in the midst of all the challenges they had during the year under review, many of her staff continue to work hard, and break their backs to achieve the gains the health directorate now celebrate.

To this end, she encouraged stakeholders especially the various Metropolitan Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the region to support in this regard by helping the health facilities in  their various localities to secure decent accommodation facilities for qualified posted health workers.


























Source: MyNewsGh.com

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