Dr. Tosin Ajayi… eulogy to true African hero
The death of First Foundation Medical Centre founder, Dr Tosin Ajayi, came to many as a shock. I was particularly saddened because I had the privilege of knowing Dr Ajayi through interviews...
Pharmacists accuse Lagos over lopsided health insurance scheme
Pharmacists under the aegis of the Association of Community Pharmacists (ACPN) have rejected the Lagos State health insurance scheme, saying it is structured solely to favour and give monopoly to medical practitioners, while other healthcare professionals are shut out from rendering their services. This, the body of Pharmacists, said could impact negatively on the quality…
Stakeholders advocate collaboration to implement NHIS
Stakeholders in the health sector have reiterated the need for collaboration among healthcare providers to implement the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) for universal healthcare coverage.
Stakeholders advocate partnership in implementing health insurance
Stakeholders in the health sector have reiterated the importance of partnership, financial support, as well as advocacy among public and private organisations in the implementation of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
Lagos NHIS holds workshop for healthcare providers
National President, Health Care Providers Association of Nigeria (HCPAN), Dr. Umar Sanda, urged HCPs to attend NHIS fora instead of assigning such duties to employees who may not effectively communicate the operational details of the scheme to them.
Making health insurance work in Nigeria
The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has been shrouded in controversy in recent times making the programme dysfunctional.
Raging questions, debates over National Health Insurance Scheme
The scheme, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), which promised to cover 70 per cent of Nigerians by 2010, is yet to provide cover for up to two per cent of the population.
Care providers seek solutions to challenges with health
Admitting the problems of healthcare in the country, the Health Care Providers Association of Nigerian (HCPAN), who are bedrock of the National Health Insurance Scheme...
‘Why insurance scheme is slow’
According to NHIS Act and operational guidelines, payment of salary should be paid through the Health Maintenance Organisations (HMOs) for them to pay people at the primary healthcare providers.
HMCAN, HCPAN set up joint committee to self-regulate health insurance in Nigeria
Chairman of HMCAN, Dr. Kolawale Owoka and President, HCPAN, Dr. Umar Sanda at the occasion of their bilateral co operation in Lagos said part of the terms of reference of this joint committee was to enforce compliance....