Federal Government approves enrollment of Corps members into NHIS
The Nigerian government has approved the inclusion of members of the National Youth Service Corps in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, stated this when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the meeting which was presided by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
“The council approved the memo that henceforth, we will include NYSC members in the National Health Insurance Scheme across the country.
“This will guarantee access to quality care across the country, prevent unnecessary deaths and also ensure that our youth corps members receive the highest attainable level of care across the country.”
The minister announced that his ministry also presented the reports on the state of public health services in the country to the council.
He disclosed that no single case of polio was recorded in the country in 2017, while only seven new cases of Lassa fever were recorded across the country this year.
“We have formally declared the meningitis outbreak over in the country.
“We also informed FEC that we have not recorded any case of polio in 2017.
“We have recorded seven new cases of Lassa fever across the country and the cholera outbreak in Kwara state has also fizzled out.
“So, we have to report that to FEC, today,’’ the minister said.