The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has pledged to review the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) policy to cover all ailments when voted into power in the 2020 national elections.

It said appropriate measures would be put in place to ensure there was free medical screening for all Ghanaians, as well as institute pragmatic policies and programmes which would focus on the preventive aspects of the health system.

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It would also ensure that the vulnerable, including people in poor communities, had access to free, affordable and quality healthcare services so as to build a strong and healthy human resource base for sustainable national development.

Mr Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, the 2016 presidential candidate for the party, said that in Bolgatanga at the regional delegates’ congress which was organised to elect new regional executives.

He said the NHIS was a key policy which would aid in the attainment of universal health coverage for all Ghanaians but did not presently cover all sicknesses, including laboratory examinations and some drugs prescribed at the hospital which was denying the ordinary Ghanaian quality healthcare services.

The 2016 candidate revealed that strategic improvement in the health sector would be undertaken to make a paradigm shift from treatment to prevention of diseases through a comprehensive health scheme.

Mr Greenstreet said the next CPP government would work hard to create job avenues for all Ghanaians so as to reduce unemployment, raise the standard of living of the people and contribute to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). — GNA

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