NHIS to cover mental health from 2024 – Akufo-Addo

According to President Nana Akufo-Addo, “mental healthcare will be added to the benefits package on the National Health Insurance Scheme” starting in 2019.

“We recognise, however, that the key to achieving the target of universal health coverage is the availability of specialists to serve in all hospitals in the country”, the president said at a meeting with physicians and surgeons in Accra.

NHIS to cover mental health from 2024 – Akufo-Addo

He said: “It is about time we begin to set our targets higher.”

“These targets, which are being achieved by the developed world where doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals migrate to, can be achieved by Ghana”, the president noted.

He urged the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons; the Ghana Medical and Dental Council; the Ghana Health Service, and the Ministry of Health, to “work together to ensure that we also achieve this target.”

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