Outspoken Methodist Bishop of the Obuasi Diocese, Rt. Rev. Stephen Bosomtwe-Ayensu has taken a swipe of the managers of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) for lying to Ghanaians about the viability of the scheme.
In his view, the NHIS has collapsed but the managers and government lack the political will to be candid to the citizenry.
Rev. Bosomtwe-Ayensu’s comment comes on the back of warnings by stakeholders in the health insurance scheme which has been plagued with bankruptcy.
They predicted that NHIS risks collapse by January 2015 if additional funding is not sourced by government. The deputy Health Minister, Victor Bampoe at a dialogue of health practitioners on how to sustain the scheme promised government will go for a bailout to savage the NHIS.
But in an interview with Adom News, the Obuasi Bishop said government is doing a great disservice to Ghanaians.
He could not fathom why people will pay their levy to access healthcare and government will not fulfill its part of the bargain.
The outspoken man of God blamed the worsening socio-economic condition in the country on lack of healthcare.
“People who are sick cannot think right for the nation and people who are not strong cannot work to come out with something good for the nation to move on” he stressed.
Rev. Bosomtwe-Ayensu called on the managers of the NHIS who are being paid by tax-payers money to put their acts together to revive the scheme.
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