The Korle Bu Teaching Hospital has debunked reports it is undermining the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in the Hospital.
Recent media reports have indicated that some government hospitals, including the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, have ceased accepting NHIS cards.
According to the hospital authorities, they are running an efficient NHIS system and denied turning away card holders.
The Public Relations Officer for the Hospital, Mustapha Salifu told Citi News
his outfit is running an efficient NHIS service.
He said: “We want to allay the fears of the general public that when they come to the hospital they will be served. Nobody should entertain any fears that when they come to Korle Bu with the NHIS card, they will not be served.”
According to him, the hospital has a good and beneficial relationship with the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) and “the NHIS is operational in all the departments in the hospital, I do not know of any part of the hospital where when you go with the NHIS card you are not served.”
Mr. Salifu also denied the allegation that fee paying patients of the hospital are given preferential treatment.
“When you are the service delivery point, they don’t look out for NHIS card bearers. That is not the focus of the hospital; they don’t check to see whether you are NHIS card bearer or you are a fee paying patient. It is a wrong perception; if there is any at all that when NHIS card bearers are not served on time,” he explained.