The Government of Ghana has directed the Board of the National Health Insurance Authority to suspend the Capitation programme which is operational in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
The directive instructed the Authority to suspend the programme with effect from August 1st 2017.
According to the directive the Board shall undertake a thorough review of the whole capitation programme mechanism and processes and will inform the general public of the way forward after a detailed review is completed.
The government has hinted earlier that it will soon cancel the National Health insurance Capitation programme being piloted in the Ashanti Region by Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo-Maafo.
Under the programme, clients select their preferred health facility, which would be responsible for their primary healthcare needs.
The initiative which was introduced by the erstwhile National Democratic Congress (NDC) was to simplify the processing of claims by service providers; however, it has been fraught with challenges.
Source: Kofi Doe Lawson | Hbtvghana.com