Pay GHS200m debt: CHAG to NHIS
The Christian Council of Ghana and the Ghana Catholic Bishops conference have called on managers of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to pay the Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG) monies owed it.
According to Rev Dr Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana, the NHIS owes CHAG in excess of GHS200million.
He noted that several efforts have been made over the years by CHAG to reclaim the money but to no avail.
Speaking on the Executive Breakfast Show (EBS) on Class91.3FM on Tuesday 16 May, he said CHAG had committed to not resort to industrial action to demand payments and had hoped government would appreciate its efforts and act accordingly.
Dr Opuni-Frimpong noted: “The situation is destabilising the effective running of the church hospitals as we are finding it difficult to pay bank loans with interests.”
He called on government and the Ministry of Health to appreciate and acknowledge the contributions the churches make towards health care delivery in the nation and roll out, as a matter of urgency, a programme to pay all arrears owed CHAG hospitals to ensure that churches are able to run their hospitals and clinics.