The Minister of Well being, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has mentioned that peace and concord have returned to the Nationwide Well being Insurance coverage Scheme, NHIS.
In accordance with the minister, the Scheme is presently having fun with the advantage of the enabling surroundings for productive work.
The Minister spoke on the formal launch of the Group, Particular person and Household Social Well being Insurance coverage Programme, GIFSHIP in Abuja on Thursday.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had accredited the termination of the appointment of former Government Secretary, Prof. Usman Yusuf and had accredited the appointment of Prof. Mohammed Nasir Sambo as the brand new Government Secretary.
DAILY POST remembers that Prof. Yusuf, earlier than his sack, was on administrative go away following a disaster rocking the management of the well being company.
The Minister famous that the event has introduced relative peace and concord which have caused advantages within the well being company.
“The programme we’re gathered to current in the present day is the Group Particular person and Household Social Well being Insurance coverage Programme, identified merely as ‘GIFSHIP’, a product of the teachings realized and the expertise gained from implementing a earlier programme, the Very important Contributors Social Well being Insurance coverage Programme (VCSHIP).
“This new programme addresses the challenges and boundaries encountered throughout implementation of the VCSHIP, each by beneficiaries and operators. GIFSHIP eliminates identified difficulties because it creates extra worth by increasing and upgrading VCSHIP for higher attain, service high quality and person expertise.
“Those that have carefully adopted the story of NHIS, won’t fail to notice that that is the advantage of the enabling surroundings for productive work, accruing from the peace and concord that now reign there.
“NHIS has come of age and is rising to the problem of supporting the President’s Common Well being Protection agenda with a transformative Reform Agenda.
“Credit score goes to the administration of NHIS, below its new Chief Government, Prof. Sambo, who’s stewarding this key Company with exceptional dedication, to fulfil its mandate, which basically is to offer monetary entry to high quality healthcare for all Nigerians, along with offering regulatory governance for the medical health insurance sub-sector.
”On a current working go to to the NHIS Company Head Workplace and Information and Buyer Care Centre, I noticed, first hand, the tempo of labor and the dedication of the employees, and I can verify that the organisation is poised for progress.
“The programme we’re presenting right here in the present day is the end result of wide-ranging and far-reaching reforms throughout the NHIS to considerably enhance the fiscal area for Healthcare companies.
“Worthy of notice is the current approval by the Federal Government Council of the e-NHIS Challenge, a strong ICT infrastructure to be developed and deployed to facilitate enrollee verification, entry to care, information assortment and administration.
“It is going to embrace analytics, which is able to feed right into a illness map that can be of nice profit within the administration of public well being throughout the nation.
“This complete ICT profile can be deployed to facilitate the implementation of GIFSHIP, amongst different actions of NHIS, and provides subscribers simpler entry to service and extra worth for cash that can assist their health-seeking endeavours.
“A serious goal of GIFSHIP is to quickly broaden the scope of healthcare protection in our pressing quest to realize Common Well being Protection, for which we can’t afford to depart anybody behind. GIFSHIP affords residents a possibility to take part and profit from medical health insurance.
“There is a chance for inexpensive particular person enrolment, enrolment of a household unit or a bunch of individuals. Any of the enrolments will also be sponsored by well-meaning people, Trusts, or organizations.
“I, due to this fact, invite members of the polity, philanthropists, Nigerians within the diaspora, amongst others, to reap the benefits of this improbable possibility to offer healthcare protection for his or her households, communities, clans and enrol members of their constituencies, family members and relations, thereby giving them monetary entry to complete high quality healthcare on the level of want. The bigger the pool of enrollees, the stronger the Insurance coverage base can be.
“The Fundamental healthcare provision fund can be devoted to the poor and susceptible as captured in our social register.
“The information, monetary and claims administration can be assured with the secured digital platform arrange in collaboration with NIGCOMSAT and accredited by the Federal Government Council, that can situation every enrollee a private e-card that permits him to entry medical remedy wherever within the nation, whereas absolutely making certain privateness and information safety. There are alternatives for primary cowl and protection upgrades.”