The Minister of Health, Mr Alex Segbefia has called on service providers to send their National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) claims early for the ministry to pay them on time.
He noted that many people have migrated onto the NHIS which had weighed down the system and therefore payment of some claims delay.
According to him, his office was in discussions with the Finance Ministry to release some funds based on the existing demands.
The minister stated this at the 22nd National Delegates Conference of the Presbyters Union of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church Ghana.
The conference which brought together delegates across the country had the theme, “Go, and make disciples! Go into the deep”.
The minister said that a committee had been set up to review the system and based on their report illnesses that the scheme do not cover would be considered.
Mr Segbefia applauded the church for putting up facilities to assist health care delivery in the country and assured them of government’s support.
He appealed to the members of the conference to individually continue to pray for the nation for peace and tranquillity to prevail.
The Moderator of the General Assembly, Rt Rev Dr Seth Senyo Agidi urged Christians to eschew irresponsible acts and focus on the mandate given to them by God to win souls for his kingdom.
He urged the Presbyters to use their numerical strength to step up evangelism work and move with spirit driven mood to capture lost souls.
The moderator said the church was doing everything possible to put up more health facilities and to improve upon sound foundation for the generation yet unborn.
The occasion was also used to launch the “Presbyters Training Manual” that would make presbyters understand their task and to equip them on their work for the Lord.
The National President of the Presbyters Union, Mr Solomon Atadze, said the delegate conference was to discuss issues affecting the church and to find ways to transform the growth of the church.
By Ernestina A Boateng and Kingsley Tefuttor