Private Hospitals Lament Delayed Remittance of NHIS Capitation


By Seriki Adinoyi in Jos

Private hospitals based in Plateau State have lamented delay in remitting the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) monthly capitation scheme of the federal government policy on health maintenance organisations to the affected private hospitals.

The Chief Medical Director of Sauki Hospital in Jos, Dr. Daniel Gana, raised the alarm while fielding questions from reporters Saturday in Jos.

Gana, a former Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Plateau State branch, said that the federal government pledged to ensure that more Nigerians come under the cover of NHIS monthly capitation under the National Health Insurance Scheme Act Cap N42, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 which is aimed at providing easy access to healthcare for all Nigerians at an affordable cost through various pre – payment systems.

He explained that the federal government initiated the NHIS in 2006, adding that its intention was the universal health coverage so that all Nigerians would be covered by health insurance.

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