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Tema fishermen calls insurance policy

Nii Odametey II, Tema-Awudum Chief Fisherman, has appealed to insurance companies to formulate insurance policies to cover activities of fishermen. He told the GNA in an interview that there was no known insurance policy for fishermen. He was reacting to the intended facilitation and implementation of the Fishermen Life Insurance …

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Sunyani health insurance scheme is on track – Manager

The Sunyani Municipal Health Insurance Scheme (SMHIS) has registered 107,526 clients by the end of October, constituting 87.26 per cent of a population of 123,224 in the Municipality. Mr Alfred Agamah, Manager of the Scheme, told the GNA that indigent clients were 18,529, made up of 8,975 men and 9,554 …

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Farmers want NHIS to cover snake and dog bites

Some beneficiaries of the National Health Insurance Scheme(NHIS) have appealed to the management of the  scheme and the government  to include the treatment of snake and dog bites in the NHIS package. They made the appeal at separate meetings they had with staff of the NHIS, the Ghana Health Service …

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Invoicing irregularities at NHIS must stop – Minister

Government’s resolve to financially sustain the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) can only be achieved if the challenges of over and under invoicing and duplication of supply chain functions are reduced and eventually eliminated. Joseph Nii Laryea Afotey-Agbo, Volta Regional Minister, said the issue of poor storage facilities and conditions …

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NHIS best alternative to cash-and-carry system – GMA

Dr Kwabena Opoku Adusei, President of Ghana Medical Association (GMA) on Monday observed that the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is the best alternative to the cash-and-carry system. “I want to say that the NHIS is still the best alternative to health care provision for especially the poor. I have …

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Medical practitioners concerned about reimbursement of NHIS funds

The Society of Private Medical and Dental Practitioners (SPMDP) on Friday expressed concern about the reimbursement of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) funds to private health facilities. Dr Kwasi Odoi-Agyarko, National President of SPMDP said the issue of reimbursement of NHIS funds for providers at private health facilities had in …

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Ghana told to join African Trade Insurance Agency to benefit from $100m facility

Nana Osei-Bonsu, Director-General of the Private Enterprise Federation, has called on Government to use its leadership of the Economic Community of West African States to fast-track discussions on joining the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI). He said with membership, including continental organisations like the Africa Development Bank and the African …

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Koforidua SSNIT to descend on defaulters

The Koforidua Area of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has vowed to clamp down on employers who refuse to register and pay the statutory monthly pension contributions for their employees as enshrined in the National Pension Act. Mr. Sylvester Anko-Bil, the Koforidua Area Manager of SSNIT, disclosed …

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Public should know their NHIS rights – Director

Mr Lawrence Amartey, Greater Accra Regional Director of National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), has urged the public to learn about their rights concerning the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), to ensure better service. “We have created a call centre particularly to address complaints. We assure the public, that their complaints …

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Ghana’s NHIS excludes 64% of population – Oxfam

Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) excludes 64 per cent of the population with a majority who are poor, says Oxfam, an international non-governmental organization that works at overcoming poverty and suffering. It said even though Ghana’s NHIS had been labeled as a success it covered just 36 per cent …

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