Deputy Director of Research of the National Democratic Congress [NDC], Peter Boamah Otokunor has accused Nana Akufo-Addo’s father of being the master-mind behind the cash and carry system in the country's hospitals.
“Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo’s father invented the process of hospital fees act in 1969, during his term of governance,” he told UTV’s Yaa Konamah on 'Adekye Nsroma'.
According to him, the standard of living during those days was not even conducive for citizens to go for medical care under the cash and carry system, but the then government introduced it due to their personal interest.
In buttressing his statement made earlier, Otokunor claimed he finds it so disheartening when members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) make noise that they introduced the National Health Insurance Scheme [NHIS] during former President John Agyekum Kufour’s regime, because Ex-President Jerry John Rawlings during his tenure of office made the necessary provisions to change the cash and carry system in use.
“Ex-president Jerry John Rawlings during his term of government strived to scrap off this cash and carry system but was voted out of power during the general elections in 2000 which gave way for former President Agyekum Kufour to implement it since it was already on paper,” he said.
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