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Integrate breast reconstruction surgery into NHIS – Adwoa Sarfo


Integrate breast reconstruction surgery into NHIS – Adwoa Sarfo

October 28, 2019 at 8:31 AM

Ms Sarah Adwoa Sarfo, Chairperson of the Women Caucus in Parliament, has called on government to include breast reconstruction surgery for breast cancer patients into the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

She said the NHIS only covers the cost of cryotherapy for cancer patients but does not cover reconstructive breast surgery for breast cancer patients.

She called on government to take the necessary steps, even if it requires amending the NHIS Act (Act 654) to extend the coverage to comprise breast reconstruction surgery for breast cancer patients. 

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