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Government urged to integrate Family Planning into NHIS

Mr. Frank Ofosu-Asante, Western Regional Population Officer, on Monday called on the Government to integrate Family Planning into the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). He made the call in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on this year’s World Population Day Celebration at Sekondi. The Day, which falls …

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NHIA asked to improve ways of reimbursing pharmacies

Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGh), has suggested to the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), to develop more innovative ways of reimbursing accredited community pharmacies to bolster pharmaceutical services delivery in the country. This, it said, could be done by designing an on-line submission of claims by the pharmacies in order …

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Suhum-Kraboa-Coaltar increases health insurance registration

The Suhum Kraboa Coaltar District office of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has improved its internal control systems to enhance the scheme’s sustainability. “This has brought some appreciable levels of sanity into the operations of the scheme in the district,” Mr. Kafui Kwaku Tulasi, the District Scheme Manager, told …

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Government will implement one-time premium of NHIS – Regional Minister

Alhaji Amidu Sulemana, Upper West Regional Minister has reiterated government’s commitment to improving the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) through the one-time premium payment. He noted that currently, the bulk of the NHIS funds which was about 90% were obtained from the Health Insurance Levy and also investments made by …

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Pensioners want Single Spine Salary

Retired workers in the Upper East Region have called on Government to as a matter of urgency consider including pensioners in the implementation of the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS). They said they were affected by the inflationary trends in the country, which made life unbearable for them, and asked Government to do …

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NHIA Directors embark on regional tour

The Chief Executive Officer of National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Mr Sylvester Mensah, on Thursday charged health insurance workers in the regions, to exhibit high sense of commitment towards office duties. These Mr Mensah said, was the only means by which the NHIA could achieve sets goals of build a …

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NHIA awaits gov’t directives to start one time premium

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) is ready to implement the one-time premium policy, the Communications Manager at the authority, Dr Nii Annan Adjetey, has said. According to Dr Adjetey, what the NHIA was waiting for were directives from the government. He said the government had to determine the date …

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Mfantsiman Girls to make health insurance condition for admission

The Mfantsiman Girls Senior High School would make the acquisition of a Health Insurance Policy one of the conditions for admission into its boarding house from the 2012/2013 academic year. Ms Charlotte A. Addo, headmistress of the School, said the School would no longer continue to spend on the health …

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France, IFAD sign financing agreement to assist agric index insurance in West Africa

The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), have signed a financing agreement to support the development of agricultural index insurance in West Africa. The agreement was signed by the Chief Executive Officer of the AFD, Mr Dov Zerah and President of the IFAD …

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Three arrested for pension fraud

Three suspects have been arrested for allegedly defrauding the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) to the tune of GH¢4,264.68, being claims of a contributor to the trust, Samuel Biney, who died in April 2006. The suspects, identified as Mary Intarmah, a trader; Alfred Ansah, a court bailiff, and …

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