NPP Manifesto Highlights (Promises) - On Health
The NPP Manifesto recognizes the need for affordable, equitable and accessible healthcare. The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is an important lever in this regard.
Specific promises include:
Revive the NHIS to make it efficient in a bid to achieve universal health coverage for all Ghanaians.
Invest in the expansion and equipping of medical schools to train more medical doctors.
Restore trainee nurses’ allowances in full.
Provide free specialist postgraduate training in our established postgraduate training institutions.
Restore and streamline tax reliefs to facilitate the purchase of vehicles by healthcare workers.
Build an Accident and Emergency Centre in Takoradi
Aim for each district to have at least one hospital and upgrade all existing district hospitals.
Establish a world class Research & Laboratory Centre
Work with the private sector to establish trauma centres within hospitals along the main highways to facilitate medical treatment of citizens in cases of accidents.
Make sure existing hospitals and clinics are adequately supplied with basic drugs, gloves, syringes, oxygen, and anti-snake serum.
Establish centres at all levels of our healthcare delivery system for screening, diagnosis, early detection and prevention of cancers, paid for under the restructured and revitalised NHIS.
Implement a comprehensive plan for the safe disposal of biomedical waste.
Incorporate traditional medicine in the health delivery system.