GMA calls on NHIA to suspend payments to MPs, others

| Updated Jul 30, 2018 at 11:48am


Dr Samuel Annor, Chief Executive Officer of National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA)


The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has called on the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) to suspend all non-core expenditures on Parliamentarians and the Ministry of Health with immediate effect.

It has also charged government to ensure direct transfer of the National Health Insurance Levy (NHIL) to the NHIL account and not the current detour through the consolidated account.

These were contained in a communiqué read by President of the Association, Dr Frank Ankobea, at the end of the 4th National Executive Council Meeting of the GMA at Jirapa in Upper West Region.

It also marked the close of the 60th anniversary lecture of the GMA.

The GMA's statement comes in the wake of a defence of the payments by the Chief Executive of the NHIA, Dr. Samuel Annor, during a presentation at the GMA's 60th anniversary public lecture, which was on “Healthcare Financing in Ghana: 60 Years On.”

The criticisms emanated from leaked documents that showed payments by the NHIA to some MP's and other government communicators for different reasons.