BNI arrests 5 NHIA officials over fraud

The Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) has arrested five officials of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA).

Their arrest follows on-going investigations into false claims by some medical facilities.

Some 17 persons have been cautioned and granted bail by the BNI in addition to five others from the head office.

Information indicates that two of those arrested have been granted bail. The other three are currently before court to be remanded.

The BNI is said to be interrogating the owners and medical directors of more than 10 suspected medical facilities next week.

The investigations began six months ago at the instance of the President John Mahama and according to the BNI, many of the medical facilities have been falsifying documents and submitting bloated claims to the NHIA, and in some cases colluded with officials of the NHIA to defraud the Authority.

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