In response to increasing cost of dialysis, health students are calling for inclusion of dialysis on NHIS. The National Health Students Association of Ghana(NHSAG) has voiced its support for the inclusion of dialysis on the National Health Insurance Scheme(NHIS) following recent hike in the cost of dialysis.
Recent adjustments at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital raised the price of renal dialysis. It has been increased from GHS¢380 to GHS¢765.42. This has caused widespread worry for patients.
In response, Daniel Onomah Asamoah, President of the NHSA, has called on the government to alleviate the financial burden on affected individuals by covering the treatment costs.
He asserted, “We’ve presented proposals to the government, one concerning the removal of import duties on dialysis consumables and treatment, and another advocating its integration into the National Insurance Scheme.”
Ghanaians expressed shock when the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital increased the cost per dialysis session from GHS¢380 to GHS¢765.42. The move drew criticism from the Minority Caucus in Parliament. They deemed it illegal and excessive, calling for an immediate reversal.
Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, a former Cardiothoracic surgeon at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, emphasized the financial challenges hospitals face in procuring and maintaining advanced medical equipment for treatments like dialysis.
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