President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Well being Insurance coverage Scheme, FHIS, to make sure that all Abuja residents are lined underneath the Scheme.
Buhari’s directive was disclosed by the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, when he acquired the FHIS Director, Dr Ahmed Danfulani and his administration workforce, who had been on the FCTA to current the Working Paperwork of the Scheme.
An announcement by Bello’s Chief Press Secretary, Anthony Ogunleye quoted the Minister as saying the FHIS administration ought to be sure that the Scheme succeeds within the territory as a result of “fee for well being providers unexpectedly both by people and even the federal government is now not tenable, contemplating the ever-increasing price of medical providers particularly for ailments similar to most cancers or orthopaedic procedures.”
In line with Bello: “The mandate given to us by President Muhammadu Buhari is to widen the protection of medical health insurance within the FCT and the mandate I’m providing you with is to make sure that each citizen within the FCT, both within the formal or casual sector, is roofed.
“You need to work out a system so that may cowl sure ailments. If, as an example, somebody is identified with most cancers, how can she or he pay for it? Most cancers remedy, even the remedy alone or chemotherapy alone, prices some huge cash to not discuss of radiotherapy or surgical procedure for some orthopaedic instances.”
The Minister charged the FHIS workforce to additionally work out methods wherein “enrollees” underneath the Scheme ought to have the choice of paying extra for wider protection.
He urged them to enhance their providers and develop the Scheme based mostly on sound enterprise practices, monetary administration and a strong ICT infrastructure.