Following the difficulties with the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), the former president, John Dramani Mahama, claimed that the health minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, had failed.
Mr. Mahama pointed out that NHIS card holders are being turned away by hospitals because the government has not paid their claims.
According to Mr. Mahama, this necessitates the sector minister’s resignation.
Speaking to NDC delegates as part of his bid to become the party’s flagbearer ahead of the elections in 2024, Mr. Mahama said, “Every sector has been destroyed; just look at NHIS.
And I want to tell the Health Minister that he himself has admitted that he has failed because if he has not been able to grow the NHIS and he says it has failed, then he has no business being the Minister of Health.”
“He should resign,”
Mahama continued, “Today, if you have an NHIS card, you will not receive any benefits from the hospital; most hospitals are turning NHIS card holders away since they are not being reimbursed for their expenses.”
“How do you expect the NIHS to continue treating the card bearers when they have not been paid for the treatment they provided throughout this year and last year?” “The Minister should resign.”