The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has said it will provide easy access to health care for members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).


Bose Aderibigbe, NYSC director of press, said this in a statement released on Friday.

She said the new insurance scheme for corps members was disclosed by Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of NHIS, during his visit to Sule Kazaure, NYSC director-general.

Aderibigbe noted that the scheme was acting in compliance with a presidential directive to NHIS authorities.


Yusuf, while explaining how the scheme would run, said NHIS staff will visit orientation camps to capture biometric data of corps members.

He also noted corps members who would be deployed to NHIS for primary assignment will be posted to its desk offices that would be established in all hospitals nationwide.

“As the corps members get posted to places of primary assignment, the NHIS would assign each of them to a hospital where they will be getting treatment in the event of illness.


“We have made a proposal to the government to enable it make direct payment to hospitals that will render healthcare services to corps members instead of doing so through Health Maintenance Organisations (HMOs).

“This will avoid hitches often occasioned by the failure of some HMOs to make appropriate payments to hospitals,” Yusuf said.

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