‘23 FCT com­mu­ni­ties ben­e­fit­ting from health ser­vice scheme’

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Ma­bel Echewune

The Sec­re­tary, FCT Health and Hu­man Ser­vices Sec­re­tariat, Dr. Ade­mola Onako­maiya, has said that 23 com­mu­ni­ties are ben­e­fit­ting from the on­go­ing FCT Com­mu­nity Health Ser­vice Scheme.

He, how­ever, added that over 30 com­mu­ni­ties have in­di­cated their in­ter­ests to join the pro­gramme.

Onako­maiya stated this when he paid a cour­tesy visit to the of­fice of the Ex­ec­u­tive Sec­re­tary and Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of the Na­tional Health In­sur­ance Scheme (NHIS), Dr. Femi Thomas to con­grat­u­late him on his ap­point­ment.

He ex­pressed his ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the cor­dial re­la­tion­ship ex­ist­ing be­tween NHIS and the FCTA, es­pe­cially it’s Com­mu­nity Health Ser­vices Scheme, ap­peal­ing to Thomas to bet­ter the sit­u­a­tion.

Onako­maiya in­formed the NHIS boss that FCT Health Ser­vices Scheme would as­sess all health care providers and Health Main­te­nance Or­gan­i­sa­tions (HMOs) part­ner­ing with the scheme, adding that en­rollees to the scheme would also be reval­i­dated to check wrong pay­ments.

Re­spond­ing, the Ex­ec­u­tive Sec­re­tary said that NHIS would soon con­clude ar­range­ments to com­mence cov­er­age of pub­lic pri­mary school pupils in FCT in line with the just con­cluded Pres­i­den­tial Sum­mit on Uni­ver­sal Health Cov­er­age.

He called on the FCTA to be ready to part­ner with them in this laud­able project.

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