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The Renal Centre of the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital has said it is yet to confirm receipt of the amount government says it has paid for the roll out of the free dialysis treatment for patients having renal challenges.

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), following the announcement of government’s intention to supplement patients’ with their fees for the treatment of dialysis indicated in a circular Sunday, June 30, 2024, that it had made payment for the the cost of treatment for the beneficiaries in the month of June.

In the circular, it said funds have been distributed to six service providers which include the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, Efia Nkwanta Regional Hospital (ENRH), Ho Teaching Hospital, Tamale Teaching Hospital, and the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.

The facilities, according to the circular, have all submitted their list of chronic dialysis patients to the Authority for treatments they made in the month of June and have been paid for it.

Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer for the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, Fredrick Nyankah, has been telling Onua News’ Central Regional correspondent, Kwame Kakraba, that his facility is yet to confirm receipt of the funds.

Fredrick Nyankah is PRO for CCTH

“We have seen publications throughout the weekend indicating the release of the funds. I have seen some but I am yet to get a confirmation from our account office for the payment of the money. Once the publication is out, I believe the funds has come but once I have not had a confirmation, I can’t be certain whether it is in or not,” he stated.

He indicated that the intervention has increased enrollment in their facility since it commenced.

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