By Asmau Ahmad
The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has urged the Bayelsa State Government and other stakeholders to embrace the scheme, in order to provide affordable and qualitative healthcare for civil servants.
NHIS Coordinator in the state, Mr. Raymond Ohonba, gave the advice during its Stakeholders’ Forum on in Yenagoa, the state capital.
Mr. Ohonba, who decried the poor enrolment of people into the NHIS in the state, said the stakeholders’ forum was organised to enlighten the public on the need to take advantage of the scheme.
He said that NHIS in the state is working hard to ensure that employers and employees of various organisations in Bayelsa are sensitised on the importance of the scheme.
The state Director of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mr. Modu Spiff, said the agency would partner with the NHIS on mass mobilisation, to improve health care delivery in the state.
The representative of Healthcare International, Dr. Njideka Njoku, said the forum was also necessary for the proper educating of stakeholders in the state.
On the operation of the NHIS in the state, Njoku urged all those enrolled in the programme in the state to always contact their Health Maintenance Organisations (HMOs) on their challenges concerning the scheme.