The Africa Centre for Health Policy Research and Analysis (ACH-PRA) is asking the Minister for Health to step up his game by devising innovative ways to salvage the National Health Insurance Scheme from its skyrocketing debts.
The Policy Think-tank which just issued a document entitled ‘’is government contributing to the collapse of the NHIS and its Partner service providers’’ said even though the perception was painted during the recently held Town Hall Meeting by the Economic Management Team (EMT) that all was well with all sectors of the economy, it is obvious that the health sector is not performing well at all.
‘’Economic improvement is directly proportional to increased revenue mobilization and increased revenue mobilization is expected to lead to increased NHIS levy/funds, so why are we not seeing that? What then happens to collapsed hospital arising for NHIS indebtedness? Will government help to revive them with a sovereign guarantee like the case of the Consolidated Banks?’’ the Think-tank quizzed.
‘’As a country, we have borrowed huge sums of money for everything except for health in the last two years, and if we are not going to do it, ACH-PRA will advise that we stop misappropriating the scheme’s funds. Considering the issue at hand, ACH-PRA has arrived at a conclusion that the Health Minister seemed to have given up on the scheme with his pronouncements’’.
Read the full document as issued by ACH-PRA below: