Eighty-three million Nigerians will be covered by the National Health Insurance as President Muhammadu Buhari signed the National Health Insurance Authority Bill 2022 into Law.
The Bill repeals the National Health Insurance Scheme Act Cap N42, Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 2004.
In a statement signed by Presidential aide, Garba Shehu yesterday, President Buhari noted that the Authority will liaise with State governments’ Health Insurance Schemes to accredit primary and secondary health facilities and enroll Nigerians into the Scheme.
He affirmed that the development is part of moves to ensure the delivery of quality health care while the Act also enables the Authority and State governments to develop information management system and digital records to enhance data collection, monitoring and quality assurance.
The President urged the Health Reform Committee to work with state governments, the Federal Ministry of Health and the National Health Insurance Authority to ensure the implementation.