The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig. Gen. Ibrahim Shuaibu has commended the Federal Government over the inclusion of Corps members in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
The commendation is contained in a statement by Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, the NYSC Director of Press and Public Relations.
According to Adeyemi, the NYSC DG expressed satisfactions over the inclusion when the Executive Secretary of NHIS, Dr Mohammad Gambo, visited him.
The DG expressed delight that ‘out of pocket’ charge and other charges would not affect the corps from benefiting from the programme.
He statement reads;
“I want to appreciate you for your efforts to rejigging the Memorandum of Understanding we had with you, and also your efforts to repackage the NHIS for the benefit of all Nigerians.”
In response, the NHIS Director, Gambo said that partnership with NYSC scheme would enable corps members to register online, the same way they register for mobilisation into the NYSC scheme.
NHIS boss added that a framework for corps members’ inclusion based on the NHIS Group Individual and Family Social Health Insurance Programme (GIFSHIP) involving different critical stakeholders in the health sector had been designed.
Gambo thanked Ibrahim for his care for corps welfare and other transformational strides in the scheme since he assumed duty.
He also commended him for his doggedness in resisting unqualified graduates from taking part in the national service.
“It is important to put our heads together to ensure that our graduates are covered by the NHIS programme.
“Our cardinal objective is to ensure that no section of the society is left behind by NHIS.”
NHIS didn’t remember Corps members when Allawee was N19,800. Well, it is a welcome development, check out the benefits and cost of NHIS below.
How much does the National Health Insurance Scheme cost?
For spouse and children, the cost for enrolling in the NIHS is N9,000 per head
To register for VCSHIP, it costs N15,000 and also N10,000 for a person head fee while NMHIP costs N12,000 for registration and N9,000 per person. All fees would be renewed annually as stipulated.
Benefits of NHIS programme?
Beneficiaries of NHIS shall enjoy the following;
- Best possible healthcare for 21 days within a year in a certified ward.
- Free Consultation with medical specialists on different health issues.
- Maternity care from experts for up to four live births.
- National Immunization Programme for Beneficiaries
- Health education, counselling on family planning, antenatal and post natal care.
- Out-patient care.
- Easy access to health care without payment at point of treatment.
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