The National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, is to expand its coverage to the thirty-six States of the Federation to enable more Nigerians to benefit from the scheme.
The Executive Secretary of the scheme, Professor, Usman Yusuf, gave the indication in Abuja during a courtesy visit on the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress.
Professor Yusuf said the scheme was designed to facilitate access to quality healthcare services for Nigerians and stressed that the rights of the enrollees must be safeguard.
The Executive Secretary NHIS sued for the support and partnership of the Nigeria Labour Congress to enable the scheme to achieve its objectives.
NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba called on the new leadership of the NHIS to sanitize the scheme to make it deliver effective services to Nigerians.
Comrade Wabba said the contributory medical fund deducted from workers’ salaries to drive the scheme was not part of government revenue and should not be remitted into the Treasuring Single Account.