Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu has decried the rate at which health professionals are sued by the public for alleged poor service delivery and medical negligence at some facilities in the country.
Mr. Agyemang-Manu, addressing senior managers of the Ghana Health Service at a meeting in Kumasi, said his office has in the past weeks received letters from the Attorney General’s office of people suing medical practitioners over some services they rendered.
The Minister is worried about the recent trend in which he expressed concerns such cases are becoming common.
He also tasked the health care providers to ensure the National Health Insurance Policy achieves the purpose for which it was initiated.
The health minister complained that “he poor woman in the rural areas who do not have money to pay for service, please begin to think of them as well. My plea is that NHIS delays, but why do we extort monies from the poor patients? You understand what catastrophic expenditures are,”