Pharmacist and Fellow with he Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) Dr. Kwame Sarpong Asiedu has revealed that the National Health Insurance Authority(NHIA) does not have the required funds to finance its intervention for persons on dialysis.

Government trough the NHIA is paying part of the cost of dialysis for patients in the active bracket between 18 and 59 years while fully absorbing the cost of those below 18 and pensioners.

But Dr. Kwame Asiedu Sarpong in an interview said the NHIA does not have funds to achieve this for the next six months.

“I have maintained that it is a good thing because at least they have gotten some funds for the next seven weeks, you cannot take that away from them. But they do not have enough funds for the next six months. If you look at the official documentation that the NHIA put out themselves for the 73 patients that will be covered they will need about GHC7.45million and they’ve got GHC2 million. So there’s a short fall, but you cannot put that shortfall at the doorstep of the NHIA because their funds are stuck with the government. So whatever you do, the government hasNHI to release those funds to them.”