Tag: NHIS

NYSC Signs MoU To Include Corps Members On NHIS Programme
Health, News, Nigeria, Youths

NYSC Signs MoU To Include Corps Members On NHIS Programme

The National Youth Service Corps has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Health Insurance Scheme on the inclusion of Corps Members in the NHIS programme. NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim who stated this when he led a delegation of the management of the Scheme to the Headquarters of the NHIS in Abuja, today commended the Federal Government over its concern for Corps Welfare. He said the signing of the MoU is in line with Presidential directive that all Corps Members must be enrolled in the NHIS programme. "This shows the concern for the welfare of the Corps Members by the Federal Government and we are thanking the President for his uncommon love for the Scheme. We also promise that our Corps Members are going to render more selfless...
House Of Representatives Queries NHIS Over N152 Million Spent On Sanitisers, Face Masks, Others
Covid-19, Health, News, Nigeria, Politics

House Of Representatives Queries NHIS Over N152 Million Spent On Sanitisers, Face Masks, Others

The House of Representatives’ Committee on Finance has queried the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Mohammed Sambo, over how the scheme had been spending its resources, particularly during the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown. Members of the committee scrutinised the books of the NHIS at an investigative hearing on revenue generation and remittance by ministries, departments and agencies of the Federal Government on Monday. The lawmakers, who expressed anger, took turns to query several items on the list of expenses provided by the scheme in its written submission to the committee, The Punch reports. Deputy Chairman, Saidu Abdullahi, and members of the House Committee on Finance criticised the N152,487,900 said to have been spent on procurement of hand sanitisers...
Senate Passes Bill on Compulsory Health Insurance for Every Nigerian  
Health, Legislature, News, Nigeria

Senate Passes Bill on Compulsory Health Insurance for Every Nigerian  

Dr Ibrahim Oloriegbe, Chairman, Senate Committee on Health has disclosed that the Senate has passed a bill that makes health insurance compulsory for every Nigerian. He stated this on Thursday in Abuja at the inauguration of Group Individual and Family Social Health Insurance Programme (GIFSHIP). He said, “We have passed it in the Senate. Two Committees on health from Senate and the House of Representatives worked on the bill, so the bill is before the House of Representatives just for concurrence. “Also, the National Assembly has passed the National Health Insurance Authority Act. It will not be National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) again, it will be National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) . A scheme in NHI(S) means only one scheme. That is what has been happening. “The N...