Nigerian govt okays inclusion of corps members in health insurance scheme

Nigerian govt okays inclusion of corps members in health insurance scheme
June 29 08:16 2017

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved the inclusion of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

This was disclosed by the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, at the end of the weekly FEC meeting chaired by the Acting President Professor Yemi Osinbajo at the State House in Abuja.

He said the inclusion of corps members in the NHIS was part of efforts to address concerns over lack of medical facilities in the National Orientation Camps across the country.

“The ministry presented memorandum that has to do with how we will prevent unnecessary death among youth Corp members across the country. Council approved the memo that henceforth we will include NYSC members in the National Health Insurance Scheme across the country.

“This will guarantee access to quality care across the country, prevent unnecessary deaths and also ensure our youth corps members receive the highest attainable level of care across the country,” he said.

He said the council also received memo on the renewal of the memorandum of understanding between Federal Ministry of Health and the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA).

“This MoU has to do with the procurement and distribution of contraceptives commodities across the country. The federal government has the policy of free distribution of contraceptives commodities and services across the country. We have renewed the MoU today to last for the next four years between 2017 and 2020. And that we will also continue to provide effective safe voluntary contraceptives services across,” he said.