Ranking Member of Parliament’s Health Committee, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh, has alleged that the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, has not paid National Health Insurance (NHIA) levies collected since July 2021 into the National Health Insurance Fund.
According to the Juaboso MP, this development will have adverse effects on ordinary Ghanaians.
“Since July 2021, the Minister responsible for finance has not paid the levies collected in the name of the National Health Insurance Levy to the National Health Insurance Fund and therefore, the service providers for the scheme are threatening to withdraw their services. This is how bad it is,” he stated whiles addressing the media in Parliament on Thursday.
The legislator stressed that Mr Ofori Atta has never been to the floor of Parliament to inform the House about how funds generated from the NHIA is used, although several questions have been filed in that regard.
The Juaboso MP charged government to ensure that payment into the NHIS fund is expedited.
He also pleaded with service providers not to withdraw their services to patients on the scheme who visit their facilities.