Former Essikado Medical Director jailed 10 yrs for defrauding NHIA

[Left -Right ]Francis Ametewee and Dr. NK Ametewee[/caption]The former Medical Director of the Essikado Government Hospital in the Western Region, Dr. NK Ametewee, has been jailed 10 years by the Sekondi High court for defrauding the National Health Insurance Authority. He was found to have defrauded the Authority to the tune of GH¢415, 000. Dr. Ametewee, a dental surgeon who headed the Essikado District Hospital, was found to have submitted claims of about 500 NHIS card users whom he claimed had patronised the services of his private clinic, West Anaji Dental Clinic, in the Western Region. Following a routine inspection by the NHIA’s clinical audit team in 2014, he was exposed. It was during the period from January to December, 2013 that the audit team realised that Dr Ametewee had submitted the same names of NHIS card users for claims for the government and for his private clinic. He was convicted and sentenced together with his accomplice and brother Francis Ametewee, who served at the records department of the private dental clinic in Anaji in Takoradi. Francis was sentenced to five years jail for abetment. By Nhyiraba Paa Kwesi Simpson||Ghana ]]>

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