Presidential advisor on Health has assured that the New Patriotic Party (NPP), when entrusted with a second term in government, will build new health facilities across the country and upgrade existing ones.
Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare maintains that President Akufo-Addo is committed to ensuring that no community in the country is without a modern health facility.
He was speaking at an event on Thursday, during an interrogation of the manifestoes of the two major political parties at the Coconut Grove Hotel in Accra.
“Our health manifesto 2016 was based on ‘health in all’ approach’, so we are looking at health in its totality. We will take into consideration all other determinants of health in achieving our policy,” he said.
Dr. Nsiah-Asare entreated Ghanaians to view the party’s exploits in the health sector since assuming office in 2016 as an assurance of its dedication to revamping health facilities.
This follows the opposition National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) commitment to Free Primary Healthcare Policy that it insists will improve the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) as it battles out its health policies contained in its manifesto against that of the NPP.
A spokesperson for the NDC on health, Dr. Koma Jehu Appiah said the Free Primary Healthcare will focus on health promotion and prevention, which according to him, will lift the burden from the NHIS which covers less than half of the Ghanaian population.