President Akufo-Addo has assured Ghanaians that his government is committed to improving access to essential and quality health services through the provision of the necessary health infrastructure, equipment and logistics, including the deployment of appropriate technology as part of our drive to attaining Universal Health Coverage (UHC).
He noted that the National Health Insurance Scheme, “which was left in ruins” by the NDC, has been revived again by another NPP-led Government, adding that “we have cleared the GH¢1.2 billion arrears we inherited and brought the operations of the NHIS back to life. We have also launched the policy of mobile renewal of NHIS membership”.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said this when he commissioned the 100-bed Ga-East District Hospital, which is part of the “Ghana Hospital Project” initiated by the Government of Ghana, in 2008, and executed by EUROGET De-Invest S.A of Egypt.
The Ga-East hospital is the second hospital commissioned so far by President Akufo-Addo under the “Ghana Hospital Project”, following the opening of the Upper West Regional Hospital, in Wa on 18th August, 2019.
He added, As part of the promise to procure one ambulance each for the 275 constituencies in Ghana, the President stated that Government has taken stock of the first batch of 91 ambulances, and, by the end of December, the rest will be in.
“We are delivering essential medical health products through the use of drones, and, just within the past five months of its operations, I am told over one-thousand (1,000) flights have been made from the first site in Omenako, with over five thousand (5,000) products delivered,” says Nana Addo.
He continued, “We are also leveraging the use of technology, with some of our healthcare facilities, before the end of the year, going paperless. We have deployed an electronic platform for logistics management information systems for the distribution of drug and non-drug commodities in the country.”