NYSC screens HMOS as corps members get enrolled in National Health Insurance Scheme

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The National Youth Service Corps has said no stone would be left unturned in ensuring that all Corps Members are integrated in the National Health Insurance Scheme as recently directed by the Federal Government.

NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim stated this today during a meeting with the Health Management Organisations (HMOs) and the committee on NYSC/NHIS partnership.

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Ibrahim, who was represented by Director, Corps Welfare and Health Services, Mr Ayodele Omotade said that there was the need to foster a more robust health initiative that will be beneficial to all Corps Members.

Addressing the thirteen Health Management Organisations (HMOS) that were present at the meeting, the Director-General hinted that NYSC does not joke with the welfare of Corps Members, adding that alot of inter-agency consultations have been made with all critical stakeholders of the Scheme in order to ensure the highest form credibility in the selection of HMOs.

“I call on our health management organisations to demonstrate competence, honesty and accountability of the purpose for the initiative.

“NYSC would ensure due diligence in the selection of those that would be working with us and we will factor every interest of our critical stakeholders that are willing to help us achieve this vision. The Scheme would ensure adequate monitoring of all service providers”, he said.

The Director-General stated further that the Scheme has been rated among the best performing Federal Government agencies, in terms of effectiveness, efficiency and adherence to the implementation of FG’s policies and programmes.

He reiterated the Scheme’s commitment to the overall success of the partnership, aimed at safeguarding the Corps Members.

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