The Nationwide Well being Insurance coverage Authority has mentioned that caesarean sections are coated by their medical health insurance plans.
NHIA Director Common Professor Mohammed Sambo revealed this on Friday in Akwanga, Nasarawa State, on the sixth annual convention of the Nigerian Well being Journalists Affiliation, themed ‘Well being safety, common well being protection. and nationwide medical health insurance. Act: How can Nigeria get it proper? The function of the media in perspective’.
The NHIA additionally mentioned that it had established a committee on the implementation of the NHIA Act.
the punch experiences that the President, Main Common Muhammadu Buhari (ret.), signed into regulation the Nationwide Well being Insurance coverage Authority Invoice 2022 on Could 19, 2022.
“As a part of our healthcare reforms, I enacted the just lately handed Nationwide Well being Insurance coverage Authority Act 2022, repealing the Nationwide Well being Insurance coverage Scheme Act. We’ll guarantee the total implementation of the brand new regulation, to offer protection to all Nigerians,” he mentioned.
Sambo, who was represented by NHIA Public Affairs Supervisor Emmanuel Ononokpono, mentioned: “We began implementation of the NHIA regulation on the identical day it grew to become regulation. The making it necessary part is the place the true problem is.
“Now we have to hunt settlement from businesses just like the Central Financial institution of Nigeria, the Nigerian Immigration Service, the Nigerian Nationwide Oil Firm to ensure they comply with this act and so they know it isn’t all the time straightforward however a committee has been arrange . to interacting with these businesses and guaranteeing that the regulation is carried out as a result of the salvation of the well being sector lies on this regulation.
“When this regulation works, our well being system will work. So now we have began that implementation.”
He additionally clarified that medical health insurance covers a variety of surgical procedures, exams and CT scans.
“Somebody goes to hospital and is instructed NHIA would not cowl CS, in the meantime that is an entire falsehood. NHIA covers a variety of surgical procedures, a variety of exams, and a variety of scans. However, you go there and so they let you know that it isn’t coated, so we do quality control within the hospitals, we encourage our associates to tell us and our numbers and repair facilities are all the time lively, name us and we’ll intervene. We even have the ability to sanction hospitals.
“If an enrollee goes to the hospital and has to have a C-section, you do not have to pay as a result of it is coated, simply get your receipt, contact us and we’ll search reimbursement,” he added.