Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the country’s minister of information, has expressed worry over the exorbitant expense of renal dialysis.
He said that the government needed to pay for some of the therapy during an interview on Adom TV’s Badwam show.
The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), according to the information minister, should cover part of the costs associated with dialysis for renal sufferers.
“Government is waiting on the management of Korle Bu to complete its internal work and come forward with what its position is. The conversation has been going on, and I personally suggested that whatever the amount comes to, the NHIS Fund should be able to pick up,” he said.
The Ofoase-Ayirebi MP demanded that the NHIS be properly funded in order to partially pay for renal dialysis.
The Renal Patients Association of Ghana, which represents people with renal diseases, has revealed that fourteen of its members died at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital between May and September.
The Association ascribed this to the facility’s lack of consumables, which led to the restriction of dialysis services to just emergency situations.
According to the group’s spokesperson, Michael Asante, many of them are always afraid of dying because of the circumstances.
The administration of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital has been called by the Ministry of Health about the most recent price increase.