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Government urged to review policy on drugs under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) [Ghana]

Posted over 3 years ago by Nicholas M Perrino

"Members of the Ghana Physician Assistants Association (GPAA), has appealed to the government to review the policy that prevents physician assistants from prescribing certain basic medications to patients under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

Government should also review the tariffs paid on drugs to reflect the current high cost of medicines on the market.

Chief Bandana said most physician assistants were very experienced and capable of administering these basic medications to patients and there was the need for the Ministry of Health to take a second look at the policy."