Global News

FG plans to enrol 20m Nigerians under BHCPF - NHIS boss, Sambo

FG plans to enrol 20m Nigerians under BHCPF - NHIS boss, Sambo (Updated: 2 years ago)


The Federal Government says it is targeting to enrol at least 20m Nigerians annually under the national health insurance scheme over the course of ten years.

The government says it hopes to achieve this by enrolling beneficiaries under the Basic Health Care Provision Fund, BHCPF, which has kicked off in some states.

The Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Prof Mohammed Sambo disclosed the plans of the government at the flag-off of enrollment of beneficiaries of BHPF in Jigawa State.

He said the BHCPF is part of the overall effort by the government to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030.

Sambo informed that the BHCPF, provided for in section 11 of the National Health Act of 2014, guarantees the application of 1% of Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF) for funding of primary health care.

”BHCPF will ensure that vulnerable populations have affordable access to minimum health care”.

Sambo stressed that the NHIS which is one of the implementing agencies of the fund was now properly positioned and equipped to provide effective oversight of the programme guided by the ongoing reforms of its operations.

The Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar who was represented by his Deputy, Malam Umar Namadi said the commencement of enrollment was an important milestone in the pursuit of quality health care for citizens of the state, maintaining that the state government was committed to raising the health indices of its population.

Earlier, the permanent secretary of the state Ministry of Health, Dr Salisu Muazu said that 420 people would be registered under BHCPF during the flag-off, while enrollment will be conducted throughout the 279 political wards in the state, stressing that the state was fully prepared to ensure that people at the grassroots are impacted by the programme.

The Executive Secretary of the Jigawa State Contributory Health Care Management Agency, Dr Nura Ibrahim informed that the state began to draw funding from the programme in 2019, adding that over N500m had so been received by the state to run its BHCPF program.

Add a coment

Recent Posts

Pheelz
Pheelz
DJ OP Dot
DJ OP Dot
DJ Kaywise
DJ Kaywise
Omar Sterling
Omar Sterling
Wale Turner
Wale Turner
Rahman Jago
Rahman Jago
Zoro
Zoro
Omah Lay
Omah Lay
Sugarboy
Sugarboy
Rayvanny
Rayvanny
Viktoh
Viktoh
Zinoleesky
Zinoleesky
Portable
Portable
BlaqBonez
BlaqBonez
Ibraah
Ibraah
Adekunle Gold
Adekunle Gold
Omawumi
Omawumi
Patapaa
Patapaa
DJ Neptune
DJ Neptune
Klever Jay
Klever Jay
Naeto C
Naeto C
Banky W
Banky W
Bad Boy Timz
Bad Boy Timz
Efe
Efe
Busiswa
Busiswa
Koker
Koker
Falz
Falz
Sarkodie
Sarkodie
Tonto Dikeh
Tonto Dikeh
Johnny Drille
Johnny Drille
Aramide
Aramide
KiDi
KiDi
CDQ
CDQ
OlaDips
OlaDips
Korede Bello
Korede Bello
Terry Tha...
Terry Tha...
Mr Eazi
Mr Eazi
Phyno
Phyno
Asake
Asake
JamoPyper
JamoPyper
NAIJAKIT.COM