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NHIS may cover other chronic illnesses, not only renal diseases – Dr Aboagye

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Dr Dacosta Aboagye, the CEO of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has stated scheme’s coverage for renal diseases will soon be expanded to include other chronic diseases.

He noted that this expansion is aimed at providing treatment for various chronic diseases across the nation, not solely kidney-related issues.

Dr Dacosta Aboagye mentioned that the NHIA is conducting actuarial studies to determine the next steps following the initial six-month period of renal disease coverage.

“As such the NHIA is running actuarial studies to inform the way forward after the first announced six months of renal disease coverage

“So my advice, of which government knows about this, of which we are working together, is that we should look at it in totality. How do we fund chronic diseases, including dialysis?

“… What is happening is that we’ll use this as learning to obviously see what we can do. By that time, the actuarial study would have been ready,” Dr Aboagye said.

Dr. Dacosta Aboagye, the Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), has announced that the NHIA’s health coverage will be broadened beyond renal diseases to encompass a wider range of chronic conditions.

During his appearance on Joy News’ program “The Pulse,” Dr. Aboagye highlighted that this expansion is aimed at providing treatment for various chronic diseases across the nation, not solely kidney-related issues.

He mentioned that the NHIA is conducting actuarial studies to determine the next steps following the initial six-month period of renal disease coverage.

“In collaboration with the government, who is aware of these developments, we need to consider the comprehensive funding of chronic diseases, including the costs of dialysis treatments.”

He added, “We are using this period as an opportunity to learn and assess our capabilities. Once the actuarial study is completed, we will have a clearer understanding of our direction.”

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