Plateau, NHIS part­ner for health in­sur­ance agency

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Bashir Li­man, Jos

The Plateau State Gov­ern­ment has ex­pressed its readi­ness to part­ner with the Na­tional Health In­sur­ance Scheme (NHIS) to es­tab­lish a state health in­sur­ance agency to pro­mote health­care ser­vices.

The Plateau State Com­mis­sioner of Health, Dr. Bala K. Ku­den, dis­closed this in a speech dur­ing a stake­hold­ers in­ter­ac­tive fo­rum for en­rolees of min­istries, de­part­ments and agen­cies (MDAs), as well as health man­age­ment or­gan­i­sa­tions (HMOs) and health care fa­cil­i­ties (HCFs) or­ga­nized by the NHIS at Good life Restau­rant/Guest Inn in Jos yes­ter­day.

Dr. Ku­den said although the state was fac­ing fi­nan­cial chal­lenges, the plan to es­tab­lish the health in­sur­ance agency had been cap­tured in the 2016 bud­get, and the state gov­ern­ment was com­mit­ted to im­prov­ing health­care ser­vices of its cit­i­zens.

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