Report illegal charges at health facilities – NHIA
Northern Regional Director of National Health Insurance Authority, Mr Abdul Latif Issahaque, (NHIA) has appealed to members of the public to report illegal charges at health facilities for appropriate action and redress.
Northern Regional Director of the Authority, Abdul Latif Issahaque, said charging for services covered by the NHIS was a cost to the subscribers and the NHIA.
He said such practices defeated the purpose of the health insurance scheme agenda which was instituted to make health care available and affordable to all.
Mr Issahaque was speaking in an interview in Tamale in reaction to some NHIS subscribers complaints of payments at health facilities to receive treatment even though their subscriptions had not expired.
The NHIS subscribers said they were asked to pay for almost everything used on them or required for their treatment, saying this made them feel that the NHIS was not working effectively.
They expressed their concerns when the GNA interacted with them at the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH), Tamale Central Hospital and the Tamale West Hospital to ascertain how NHIS subscribers assessed the treatment they received at the hospitals.
He however said, about 95 per cent of drugs used at the hospitals were covered by the NHIS, adding that the NHIA would intensify its monitoring activities to reign in the erring health facilities.