25 February 2021 By Abdullahi jalaluddeen
The coordinator of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Kano Office, Alhaji Mohammed Isyaku ‘Yanmedi says the scheme has introduced a new program that covers the non formal sector accros the country.
Mohammed Isyaku Yanmedi stated this during a sensitization workshop organized by NHIS for Associations, groups and other individuals held in Kano.
He said the newly introduced programme tagged “Group, Individual and Family” was designed for people who are not civil servants.
“This newly introduced program can serve everybody including civil servants, people from the non formal sector and even foreigners who are residing in Nigeria”
“Every individual who want to register under the programme would pay the sum of fourty five thousand Naira Annually and have the liberty to register two additional dependants under him, while that of the family would register up to six dependants at the rate of fifteen thousand Naira for each person”
Mohammed Isyaku ‘Yanmedi maintained that registration for the Group begins from ten people to infinity at the rate of ten thousand Naira per person annually.
The coordinator said the target of NHIS was to cover all Nigerians who are not from the formal sector aimed at providing health care service delivery to the public.
He noted that so far NHIS had enrolled over one hundred and fourty thousand civil servants working with the Federal Government in Kano, while the State contributory scheme had enrolled over four hundred people under the State Government scheme.
Earlier a senior official of NHIS who represented the zonal coordinator zone B Kano, Alhaji Ibrahim Labbo said the sensitization workshop was geared towards enlightening the general public on the newly introduced program.
He explained that NHIS would not relent in its efforts of ensuring that the general populace were fully informed on how to access services through the new programme.
Some people who participated in the program from the non formal sector applauded the Federal Government’s efforts in introducing the program, geared towards meeting the health needs of the people.
The workshop was attended by groups and individuals from the formal and non formal sector.