The presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr John Dramani
Mahama, says a new NDC government will implement a Free Primary Health Care Plan to
provide health for all Ghanaians.
He stressed “this will remove cost as a barrier to healthcare and ensure health for all.”
Addressing members and supporters of NDC at Akatsi on Tuesday as part of his four-day
tour of the Volta Region, Mr Mahama noted that despite the implementation of the NHIS,
gaps still remain in the delivery of universal healthcare in the country. He is therefore
seeking to address the gap with the introduction of Free Primary Healthcare. This means regardless of the validity or otherwise of one’s NHIS card, that person can access health care at no cost at the district level.
Mr Mahama said the free primary healthcare plan, which will be available to all patients in
CHPS compounds, polyclinics, health centres and district hospitals, will ensure that the most
common illnesses afflicting Ghanaians are detected and treated early, before complications
set in. He also told market women in Akatsi that a new NDC government will provide them with a
modern market to enable them conduct their businesses in a conducive atmosphere.
WEDNESDAY, 19TH AUGUST 2020