The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has announced the increase in National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Tariffs for Medicines and Services.
The Authority said in a statement released on February 1 that the rise in the cost of active pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) necessitates a corresponding rise in demand for pharmaceuticals and healthcare services.
There would be a 50% increase in the price of framework drugs, on top of the 30% marginal increase by NHIA.
Prices for services will rise by 10%, while those for non-framework drugs would rise by 20%.
Also, Artemether Injection 80mg / ml and Levofloxacin Infusion 500mg / ml have
been added to the NHIA Medicines List and will now be reimbursed by the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
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In 2003, the government of Ghana launched the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). To ensure that all Ghanaian citizens have reasonable and affordable access to essential medical care, a national health insurance scheme was implemented. Business mogul Bill Gates has called Ghana’s universal healthcare system the most successful healthcare system on the African continent. The system has resulted in Ghana having one of the highest rates of health insurance in Africa, albeit future sustainability may be threatened by a lack of money. However, the system is currently active in the country and due to to the rise in the cost of pharmaceutical products, the NHIS tariffs are announced to increase Tariffs for Medicines and Services by the NHIA.
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