Send us health professionals – Ghana Association of Private Health Facilities appeals to government


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The Association of Private Health Facilities of Ghana calls on the government to send health professionals to its members.

Speaking at 1st annual general meeting Ashanti regional president Francis Fosu fears that insufficient human resources militate against operations in the sector.

“The government should view private health facilities as one of the places that help shape the health of the people.

“When these students complete their program, the government signals them to the hunches of the government and CHAG.

Mr. Fosu is again asking for a rate that reflects the real cost of their services.

He finds that the subsidies on the cost of their services are not sustainable enough.

“The price they give us is woefully inadequate. We go to the market to buy Artemether Lumefantrine for 6 cedis but the NHIA will give us 2 cedis 50 pesewas just look at the gap. They should give us the actual prices which will reflect the market prices we use to render services.

“The government doesn’t pay our workers, we do everything ourselves. We cannot be made to pay the same rate as government institutions, ”he recommended.

Association President Samuel Okyere Donkor advised members to submit complaints promptly to ensure prompt processing of complaints.

“Some of our facilities do not submit their claims on time. Institutions have three months to submit their requests, but you will find that most go beyond, ”he said.

The theme of the meeting was: Promoting Quality Health Care Amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic. The role of private health facilities.

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