Pharmaceutical companies threaten to cut supplies to NHIS hospitals

Pharmaceutical companies have threatened to withdraw drug supply services to hospitals that operate under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) over unpaid claims spanning over one year owed them.Should the pharmaceutical companies go ahead with their action, patients who hold the National Health Insurance cards would be at the receiving end of the brunt.
The pharmaceutical companies issued this threat today at a crunch meeting held in Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital.
According to them, they would have no option than to cut supplies to the hospitals operating under the NHIS if the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) and the Government fail to pay their claims.
They said their operations have negatively been affected due to the NHIA and the government’s refusal to honour their obligation.
Sources within the pharmaceutical companies have hinted the that they intend filing a case in court against the NHIA to compel it them their claims after giving them one month ultimatum.

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