Corps Members to enjoy improved healthcare services
Nigeria's Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the inclusion of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members into the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
With this development, the NYSC will collaborate with NHIS to provide improved healthcare services to Corps Members throughout their mandatory one-year service.
The Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, addressing State House correspondents after the FEC meeting on Wednesday said "Council approved the memo that henceforth we will include NYSC members in the National Health Insurance Scheme across the country.
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"This will guarantee access to quality care across the country, prevent unnecessary deaths and also ensure our youth corps members receive the highest attainable level of care across the country,"
"Council received memoranda from the Federal Ministry of Health. One has to do with the renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Federal Ministry of Health and the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA). This MoU has to do with the procurement and distribution of contraceptives commodities across the country. The federal government has the policy of free distribution of contraceptives commodities and services across the country."
"We have renewed the MoU today to last for the next four years between 2017 and 2020. And that we also continue to provide effective safe voluntary contraceptives services across,"
The Minister who recounted some of the Health Ministry achievement as presented to the FEC said that the Meningitis menace in the Country has been defeated, Cholera outbreak in Kwara has been fizzled out and no case of Polio has been recorded in the Country in 2017.