NHIS takes service to rural community
The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), in a bid to ensure that every Nigerian has access to needed healthcare, has taken its services to Alaide in Gwer East local government area of Benue State.
Executive Secretary of NHIS, Mr. Femi Akingbade, said during the flag-off of the scheme christened Gwer East Mutual Health Association in Alaide, “The NHIS has adopted the Community Based Social Health Insurance (CBHI) mechanism which takes cognisance of integration and social solidarity inherent in the Nigerian people. It further recognises the role of the community in actively mobilising, collecting, pooling and allocating resources for healthcare.”
Earlier, the technical facilitator of the project in the area, Dr. Kenneth Korve explained that to become a registered member of the NHIS at the rural level, an individual would contribute N150 monthly or N1,800 yearly for hospital care.