Thursday, 30 May

New F. Alpha and Omega Specialist Hospital offers free healthcare to locals in Accra

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Mr Francis Fosu addressing the gathering at the inauguration

Residents of Madina, Haatso, Adenta, and surrounding areas in the Greater Accra Region now have access to healthcare and delivery services at the recently inaugurated F. Alpha and Omega Specialist Hospital. 

The hospital, situated in Madina Powerland, has enrolled about 10,000 locals onto the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) scheme to provide them with free medical care.

The F. Alpha and Omega Specialist Hospital, inaugurated last Friday, April 12, 2024, marks a significant milestone in providing healthcare services to underserved communities in Accra. 

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr Francis Fosu, revealed that his motivation to establish the hospital stemmed from personal experience, having lost his sister due to the family's inability to afford her surgery.

The hospital, located on a three-acre tract of land near Ritz Junction, offers a range of speciality surgical treatments, paediatrics, obstetrics, gynaecological, and prenatal services, along with in-patient and general out-patient department (OPD) services.

Mr Fosu emphasised the hospital's commitment to providing high-quality healthcare to all members of society, especially those facing financial difficulties.

 With this initiative, the organisation aims to ensure that impoverished individuals have access to essential medical treatments without financial burden.

Highlighting the importance of reaching out to marginalised communities, Mr Fosu stated the hospital's intention to serve areas with significant Zongo populations and other underserved communities. 

He emphasised the importance of reducing healthcare costs for these populations to ensure equitable access to medical services.

This move is aimed at simplifying their access to healthcare facilities and ensuring that no one in the community remains uninsured.

In response to the initiative, Mr Owusu Ansah, the NHIA's Deputy Director for Claims, assured that the NHIA is diligently working on revising tariffs to provide relief to both patients and service providers. 

Dr Da Costa Aboagye, the NHIA's new CEO, expressed a particular interest in focusing on preventive health measures to identify and treat diseases early, thereby reducing the burden on the healthcare system.

However, Mr Fosu highlighted challenges faced by service providers regarding NHIA tariffs, calling for collaboration between the government, pharmaceutical companies, and health service providers to develop a roadmap for tariff review.

He stressed the importance of streamlining pricing structures to ensure fair and accessible healthcare for all citizens.

 

 

Source: Classfmonline.com/Cecil Mensah