The House of Representatives Committee on Health Care Services has endorsed the inclusion of the National Health Insurance Scheme NHIS in constituency projects.
The Chairman of the Committee, Dr. Tanko Sununu, announced this when the Executive Secretary of the NHIS, Professor Muhammad Sambo appeared before the Committee for the 2022 budget defence session.
Dr. Sununu said that this would ensure that people at the grassroots benefit from the scheme regardless of their status.
The lawmaker explained that the measure would also enable the lawmakers to choose the particular group of individuals or group that would benefit.
Dr. Sununu, urged lawmakers to embrace the humanitarian service to their constituencies.
The Executive Secretary of the NHIS, Professor Muhammad Sambo, said that they have developed a platform called Group Individual and Family Social Insurance Program.
Professor Sambo, explained that it was a platform that would bring individuals, families as well as groups to pay premium on behalf of people in their communities.
Professor Sambo noted that a lawmaker can sponsor one thousand people for one year at the cost of ten million naira or fifteen million naira for two years.
Executive Secretary, urged wealthy individuals to invest in the initiative to assist the less privileged, to attain universal health coverage in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s next level agenda.
Reporting by Ibrahim Shehu; Editing by Adeniyi Bakare