NHIS Boss Identifies Factors Militating Against Health Insurance Scheme
The Executive Secretary, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Mohammed Sambo, has identified some challenges militating against the scheme in the country.
The Executive Secretary, made this known in Abuja at a two-day NHIS Strategic Engagement with Enrolees and Healthcare Provider’s Forum.
Prof. Sambo during a presentation tagged NHIS: The Changing Landscape ‘ said the challenges include Internal disharmony , High turnover of CEOs , Incessant squabbles and Poor regulatory role/ Lack of cohesion between stakeholders.
According to him” The scheme is pursuing the amendment of NHIS law to make health insurance mandatory.”
“Developing a comprehensive matrix for Universal Health Coverage (UHC), Developing an effective framework for buy-in by donor partners, Integrating BHCPF with State Social Health Insurance Schemes as the framework for pursuit of UHC and Developing robust comprehensive ICT for integrated operations of NHIS.”
Prof. Mohammed Sambo observed that the objective of the forum was to interact with enrolees, get first-hand information of their experiences especially those in the line of service provision.READ MORE: fg-fires-nhis-boss-board-appoints-new-head-and-re-appoints-ncdc-dg
“Enrolees are the end users of healthcare services, so it is pertinent that they express their challenges and experiences in the process of receiving treatment from healthcare facilities.”
“The enrolees under my management will be given desired attention and priority because the essence of health insurance is to improve health, quality of life and well-being of Nigerians.
“I want to urge you to keep faith with the new management under my leadership, I assure you of my profound commitment in providing an efficient system that will ensure maximum enrolee satisfaction during my stewardship.”