Insurance scheme rejects claims of three health institutions

The Management of Offinsoman Mutual Health Insurance Scheme has refused to pay claims totaling GH¢43,786.55 from three health facilities in Offinso North District.

Nkenkansu Government Hospital had its re-fund demand of GH¢37,148.14 for drugs and other services discarded.

The claim of GH¢18,354.10 by Akomadan Hospital and GH¢4,817.22 by Jannie Speaks A.M.E. Mission, a private facility, had also been rejected.

Mr. Yaw Sarbeng, acting District Director of Health Service, who announced these at an end-of-year performance review meeting at Akomadan on Tuesday, said the scheme managers could not justify the claims.

The meeting was attended by District Health Directors, heads of department, the police, chemical sellers, chiefs, the clergy and assembly members from Techiman and Nkoranza in the Brong-Ahafo Region.

Issues discussed at the meeting included revenue mobilization, HIV-AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, the Health Insurance Scheme, Transportation, work ethics, community-based surveillance, school health education programmes, disease surveillance, reproductive and adolescent health, accommodation and equipment.

Mr Sarbeng expressed worry about the high prevalence of HIV-AIDS in the area, saying, 103 out of 530 young people, who donated blood, were found to be infected and 22 pregnant women tested positive for the disease.

He said malaria was the leading cause of death in the district that there were 46 snake bites, two cases of leprosy and 139 yaws cases.

Mr. Yaw Sarbeng appealed for a vehicle for the District Health Directorate, public health nurses, technical officers and laboratory technicians, storekeepers and a nutritional rehabilitation centre to facilitate health delivery at the district.

Source: GNA

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