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NHIA says, health aid is for all Nigerians

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By Nicole

The new National Health Insurance law ensures health aid for all Nigerians.

Mrs. Margaret Moffi, Cross River State Coordinator of NHIA, confirmed this in Calabar during an awareness campaign meeting to educate interested parties on the potential advantages of NHIA programs. Other interested parties’ concerns were also acknowledged at the meeting. Moffi claimed that the fresh deed, which was enacted into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on May 19, 2022, made it a requirement for all Nigerians, regardless of geographic location, to have health insurance available to them.

The Authority’s goal, she said, was to ensure that Nigeria had universal health care coverage. She also stated that the NHIA has coordinated programs to ensure that state and local governments are fully supportive of the Authority’s activities. The agency has begun a continuous campaign of community mobilization and grassroots sensitization about the importance of enrolling in health insurance. She urged service providers and health management organizations to always treat health-care beneficiaries with dignity and respect.

Individuals must pay to gain access to this benefit.

She did explain that, underneath the NHIA GIFSHIP scheme, an average person is required to pay the sum of N45,000 in order to have access to the yearly healthcare service package, as well as the free will to add two welfare recipients under him or her. While according to the State Coordinator, a family is required to pay the sum of N60,000 for four people, while a group program begins with ten people and costs N150,000.

Moffi also asserted, “The new Act began in May 2022, and it has become compulsory by law for all Nigerians to apply in the authority because there is now a law supporting it.” This is due to state governments, and other top government officials that are expected to show up in order to obtain the group, individual, family, and social health insurance programs for their individual components and that from May 2022 to the present, approximately 300 people have come to Cross River to apply for the program.

Prof. Mohammed Sambo says it would give aid to many vulnerable Nigerians.

Prof. Mohammed Sambo, Director General/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Health Insurance Authority, has stated that the new NHIA Act 2022, which makes health insurance mandatory for all Nigerians, will give hope to 83 million vulnerable Nigerians. He stated that the critical areas of change were in nomenclature, from NHIS to NHIA, and that the organization’s goal should be to enhance, regulate, and integrate. Council could perhaps disclose advanced requirements for funding to the minister for approval and disbursement to SHIAs for the Vulnerable Group Fund. He also added that the Act establishes SSHIAs/health contributory management agencies for the states’ roles, and the operational modification of NHIA should push the basic minimum bundle of healthcare and also should have the authority to sanction, review tariffs, and resolve disputes in a timely manner.

He then went on to say that the Act’s implementation strategy was divided into thematic areas such as legal and regulatory, administrative, financial issues, technical issues, policy and advocacy issues, and cross-cutting issues. While Mrs. Catherine Tanzamado, Deputy General Manager and State Coordinator of the Yaba State Office, then emphasized that the new NHIA Act 2022 would steadily make sure that all Nigerians are protected with a basic minimum package of health services.

Iyala says health insurance is a “money saver” for the beneficiaries.

Dr. Godwin Iyala, Director General of the Cross River State Health Insurance Authority, also spoke, describing health insurance as a “money saver” for beneficiaries. According to him, health insurance serves as a foundation for universal health coverage. He praised the NHIA for establishing procedures to ensure the program’s smooth protection of all people applying from across the state. He then stated that medical practitioners from tertiary and secondary institutions, as well as military/paramilitary personnel, are among those attending the sensitization workshop.


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Abusi
Abusi
1 year ago

This should be something not new. The NHIA are very right because all Nigerians are opened and deserve good health. It is the responsibility of the government to ensure our health system are well equipped for the purpose of the health status of the citizens.

Haykaylyon26
Haykaylyon26
1 year ago

The government is responsible for the health system and to provide adequate and useful requirements to maintain the health of the citizen. All citizen should all be treated

Adeolastan
Adeolastan
1 year ago

If the program is fully implemented,it will be a very big relief to the Nigeria citizens and it will change the scope of healthcare system in the country.

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
1 year ago

We have the right for good health. Government need to make sure that Nigerians have a good health. Government should provide all the neccessary requirement for good health

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
1 year ago

Having access to quality health care is part of our right. It is right for the NHIA to say such fact, the government needs to provide and cater for us in this line.

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
1 year ago

It is the responsibility of the government to ensure our health system are well equipped for the purpose of the health status of the citizens.

jdpumping
jdpumping
1 year ago

The new law that enforces health insurance for all citzenry is a welcome development.its really a lofty ideas Nigerian should check it out and pay for the one that suit them best.

Christiana
Christiana
1 year ago

The approach for putting into action the Act was broken down into a number of different subject areas, including legal and regulatory, administrative, financial, technological, policy and advocacy, and cross-cutting concerns.

Christiana
Christiana
1 year ago

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Last edited 1 year ago by Christiana
Bola12
Bola12
1 year ago

I am pleased to see that NHIA is developing policies and procedures to ensure the smooth operation of the program and the protection of all individuals who apply from around the state.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
1 year ago

The NHIA should be operationally modified to push the basic minimum package of healthcare and also have the capacity to sanction, evaluate tariffs, and resolve disputes in a timely way.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
1 year ago

The organization has initiated a continual campaign of community mobilization and grassroots sensitization about the significance of enrolling in health insurance in order to spread awareness about its value.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
1 year ago

The NHIA has coordinated programs in order to guarantee that state and municipal governments would provide the Authority with its full support for the operations it undertakes.

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
1 year ago

The organization has kicked out a continuous community mobilization and grassroots enlightenment campaign about the significance of signing up for health insurance.

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
1 year ago

service providers and organizations responsible for the management of health care should always regard those who receive their services as having dignity and respect.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
1 year ago

The NHIA’s operational update should allow for prompt sanctions, tariff evaluations, and resolutions. As part of this adjustment, the bare-bones minimum package of medical services should also be advanced.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
1 year ago

The NHIA is excellent at building rules to ensure the smooth protection of all people applying from around the state. These procedures ensure that the program will run smoothly.

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
1 year ago

Workshop attendees include medical professionals from tertiary and secondary universities, as well as members of the armed forces and paramilitary organizations.

theApr
theApr
1 year ago

The NHIA should be operationally changed to promote the fundamental healthcare package and have the ability to impose sanctions, assess tariffs, and swiftly resolve disputes.

Remi1
Remi1
1 year ago

In order to raise awareness of the importance of purchasing health insurance, the organization has started a continuous program of community mobilization and grassroots enlightenment.