NDC left NHIS in ruins but it’s back to life – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo has assured Ghanaians that his government is committed to improving access to quality health services.
According to him, this will be done through the provision of the necessary health infrastructure and equipment to attaining Universal Health Coverage (UHC).
He was speaking at the commissioning of the 100-bed Ga-East District Hospital, which is part of the Ghana Hospital Project initiated by the government in 2008.
He noted that the National Health Insurance Scheme(NHIS), which was left in ruins by the NDC government, has been revived again by another NPP-led government.
President Akufo-Addo
He added that “we have cleared the GH¢1.2 billion arrears we inherited, and brought the operations of the NHIS back to life.
“We have also launched the policy of mobile renewal of NHIS membership.”
As part of the promise to procure one ambulance each for the 275 constituencies in Ghana, he stated that government has taken stock of the first batch of  ambulances and by the end of December, the rest will be in.

“We are delivering essential medical health products through the use of drones, and just within the past five months of its operations.
“I am told over 1,000 flights have been made from the first site in Omenako, with over 5,000 products delivered,” President Akufo-Addo said.
He continued “we are also leveraging the use of technology, with some of our healthcare facilities before the end of the year, going paperless.
“We have deployed an electronic platform for logistics management information systems for the distribution of drug and non-drug commodities in the country.”

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