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Probe NHIS’ functions, HMOs tell Presidency, others

The Health and Managed Care Association of Nigeria on Tuesday urged the Presidency and the National Assembly to set up a high-powered committee to investigate the functions of the National Health Insurance Scheme from its inception.

The National Publicity of the organisation, Mr. Lekan Ewenla, who stated this in a statement in Abuja, said that at the inception of the scheme, stakeholders agreed that fees for services such as  capitation and medications should be reviewed every two years.

This, he said, was aimed at reflecting the inflationary trend and ensuring the provision of qualitative services.

Ewenla added that it was also agreed that the NHIS should “warehouse the annual contribution” of the civil servants, which is 10 per cent of their basic salaries.

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