Health Minister Designate Kwaku Agyemang Manu has warned that if they are unable to invest in the National Health Insurance Scheme in the next six months for Ghanaians to see a change, the NPP government will be in trouble.
“ I have told some of my colleagues that within the next six months if we are not able to invest in the National Health Insurance area for people to begin to see elements of something happening new in that sector, my party and my government will be in trouble, he stressed. He said as Minister Designate for Health he will work hard in giving the NHIS a facelift.
Established by an Act of Parliament in 2003 (Act 650), the NHIS is an initiative by the Kufuor government to abolish the cash and carry system in the health sector. Sixteen years done the lane after the passage of the NHIS Act 2003, many people have criticized the defeated NDC government for collapsing the Scheme.
Paramount among them is Ex-President John Agyekum Kufuor who explained that the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is ‘naturally’ suffering major setbacks because of the NDC’s lack of understanding in the operation of the programme.
Speaking on the sidelines after he was mentioned by President Nana Akuffo Addo as Minister Designate for Health, Kwaku Agyemang Manu explained that as a former Chief Executive of the NHIS, he together with his team will identify the flaws in the Scheme in order to fix them. He said the necessary things will be done for people to see the change in the NHIS under Nana Addo’s government.
Source:Ghana/ Mawuko Fiaxe Agyemang / Globalfmoline.com