To Boost Health Insurance, AXA Mansard Invests N18.2bn

Ebere Nwoji

AXA Mansard Health, has said it has invested N18.2 billion in the newly established AXA OneHealth Medical Centre in a bid to improve on the level of health insurance acceptance in Nigeria.

The health insurance firm said it would continue to deliver quality and affordable healthcare to Nigerians and the growth of its service providers across the healthcare value chain in the country. 

 This was disclosed at the commissioning of the OneHealth Medical Centre established by the firm in Ikeja, Lagos recently.

Speaking at the unveiling of the new facility, the Chief Executive Officer, AXA Africa Health, Khaled  El Shaarany,said  the company was determined to reduce the health-related financial burden, especially for low- and middle-class individuals with a facility that would help to incentivise healthcare providers to offer high-quality care, as they would  be reimbursed for their services.

He said AXA Mansard-funded the OneHealth Medical Centre Facility to further uphold its HMO commitments in Nigeria.

El Shaarany, said the firm targeted to complete the project  before the end of the next two years, to become the largest healthcare network in the country.

Shaarany also described the newly inaugurated medical centre as a one-stop healthcare solution. with two operating theatres, and several consultation rooms that provided most of needed healthcare needs, such as great cardiologists, laboratories and a pharmacy.

  Speaking on their awareness plan, Oleolo said that the AXA Health team led by AXA Mansard will first increase expansion in areas with very high Insurance penetration and eventually organically recruit more people, from across the nation.

According to him, the initiative promotes collaboration as it engaged medical personnel who would supervise the activities, in a way that would create a win-win situation for every party involved.

Oleolo also noted that the AXA health centre has put in place measures to combat insurance fraud with an insurance officer who would check the eligibility, identity and entitlement of a policy before claims fulfilment, as well as officers who would work from the AXA Mansard side to assist with provider liaise with the insurance arm and call centres to facilitate faster cyber security processes.

 The Chief Executive Officer AXA Mansard Health, Tope Adeniyi, expressed his delight stressing that the launch would tackle the issue of long waiting time, misdiagnosis, mal-diagnosis etc.

“We are very happy to see AXA powering OneHealth to deliver great services to our customers,” Adeniyi said.

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