The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) on the inclusion of body members in the NHIS program.
NYSC Director General Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, who said this when he led a delegation from the program leadership to NHIS headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday, praised the federal government for its concerns about the well- to be of the body.
He said the signing of the MoU is in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive that all corps members must be enrolled in the NHIS program.
“This shows the federal government’s concern for the welfare of the members of the body and we thank the president for his unusual love for the regime.
We also promise that our corps members will render more selfless service to the country. It will inspire them to do more for their homeland.
We want to thank NHIS for this partnership and we will take this partnership to the next level, ”he said.
Speaking further, Ibrahim said that the partnership with NHIS will cushion the health needs of members of the body in their various service lines.
He added that the program is already in partnership with several stakeholders, including the NCDC, whereby all members of the corps are tested for COVD-19 before being admitted to orientation camps, alongside other camp officials.
He said only those who test positive are allowed to enter the camps, while those who test negative are taken to isolation centers by NCDC and state health officials for treatment. and care.
“This partnership has assisted the NCDC in analyzing COVID-19 data in the country,” lbrahim said.
NHIS Executive Secretary Professor Mohammed Nasir Sambo said every Nigerian should be included in the delivery of federal government health care.
He added that the NYSC and NHIS had worked diligently through a joint technical team to develop a master plan for the necessary financial arrangements.
“We have decided to sign a memorandum of understanding so that the responsibilities of the two agencies are clearly defined in order to have a smooth implementation,” said the ES.