The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) says its attention has been drawn to a fraud discovery statement in the operations of one of the Health Maintenance Organisations (HMO), Clearline International Limited, leading to the arrest of two persons, one of whom is a staff of the HMO concerned.
It a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja by NHIS Head, Media & Public Relations, Ayo Osinlu that the organisation also remained committed to the ongoing reforms aimed at re-positioning the agency as a result-oriented and socially-responsible public institution.
The Scheme has assured its stakeholders and the general public that it will not tolerate any breach of trust or guidelines for its operations.
“The seriousness of this crime, the huge sum of money involved, and the reference to NHIS’ account being hacked in the process have compelled the Scheme to make the following clarifications.”
“That NHIS has no account anywhere else outside the Federal Government’s Treasury Single Account (TSA) in the custody of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). It is therefore not possible, or true, that the perpetrators of this heinous crime hacked into the account of NHIS in this act.”
That in the spirit of the Scheme’s ongoing re-branding reforms, of which Transparency and Accountability is a major factor, a Management Committee has been constituted the day after the crime was reported, to ascertain the veracity of the allegations, the actual sum involved and the circumstances that facilitated the commission of the crime, among other terms of reference.
“NHIS wishes to reassure its stakeholders and the general public that it will not tolerate any breach of trust or guidelines under its operations, while we also remain committed to the ongoing reforms aimed at re-positioning the agency as a result-oriented and socially-responsible public institution.”it added.