Over GH¢1 MILLIONS PAID to service providers in Sissala East by NHIA BUT TUMU HOSPITAL STILL WAITS TO BE CLEARED
Some health care providers in the Sissala East District have been paid portions of their claims submitted to the NHIA for services rendered to clients. GHC 1, 94, 590 is the amount announced as being disbursed to the health providers covering 1 to 5 months of debt owed by the scheme in the district. In the 14 annual performance review of the NHIA in Sissala East held Wednesday 14 March 2018 the District manager of the authority Mr. Sulemani Abubakari indicates that the scheme has been given the sense of renewed confidence after government last year paid 850M Cedis of its debt from the 1.2 billion Cedi’s it owed services providers as at December 2017.
He therefore urged with expectation that the amount disbursed in the District service providers will provide quality health care as the authority looks forward to ensuring they clear the remaining debt. Mr. Sulemani however blamed the delay in submission of claims by health providers as the reason for the authority’s inability to clear certain amount of their debt on time. Irrespective of the level of debt owed service providers by the scheme, it says that co-payments and illegal fees imposed on their clients will never under no circumstance be accepted by the Upper West Regional Director of NHIA Rep Abramani Korase warned. Meanwhile, checks reveals that the current payment made has still bereft Tumu District Hospital with 11 months of unpaid claims for 2017 and 2 months for 2016.