Use IGFs Efficiently – Health Minister to Hospitals
Minister for Health Kwaku Agyeman-Manu has urged hospital administrators to work diligently at improving their Internally Generated Funds (IGFs) to meet demands for expansion, health workers benefits and logistics in their various hospitals.
In a rather worried demeanour at the wastages and inefficiencies at the various public health institutions Mr Manu has urged the hospitals to reverse the trend.
The minister in an interaction with some heads of public health institutions in the Western region on Thursday 10 May 2018 noted that government has been supportive in sustaining health care delivery in the country.
He added that hospital administrators need to adopt innovative means to augment the support given them by government. Mr. Manu could not fathom why private health institutions could sufficiently and efficiently amass revenues to pay off expenses and expand but the public institutions failed in that regard.
He recommended some peer monitoring is undertaken by authorities to curb corruption and misapplication of funds to safe guard the health sector.
Mr Manu further disclosed that government is considering incentives for medical officers who wish to advance their studies. He however clarified that the stimulus package would be restricted to certain skills gap in the health sector adding eligible applicants may have to satisfy some conditions to benefit.