July 6, 2017
 Member of Parliament for Daffiama/Bussie/Issa, Dr. Sebastian Ngmenenso Sandaare says Ghanaians are tired with failed promises by the previous National Democratic Congress (NDC) government and the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration to resource and strengthen the National Health Insurance Authority with the needed funds.
He emphasized the need to support the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) which is a pro-poor policy to work.

“For the poor people of Ghana, this is one of the things they can benefit from”. They are not looking for big things or money, all they want is when they are sick they can have access to quality health care, he said in an interview.

Parliament approved the proposed formula for the Disbursement of the National Health Insurance Funds for the year 2017 on Tuesday.

He noted that revamping the NHIS was one of the major campaign promises by the NPP which convinced Ghanaians to give them the power to rule hence the need to fix the situation for the better.

“In July 2017 we are still talking about same problems promised Ghanaians, it is not good, by now Ghanaians should see some action. People should have easy access to ID cards, medicines all we are doing is still talking about how we intend to revive and strengthen NHI, I have heard this time and time again” the MP stated.

He expressed worry about the Ministry of Finance`s failure to make available the needed funds to make the NHIS functional.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso /ghanamps.com