Thursday, September 20, 2018

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    A disease is plaguing the n’assembly, says Sagay on reps opposition to NHIS ES suspension

A disease is plaguing the n’assembly, says Sagay on reps opposition to NHIS ES suspension

Itse Sagay, chairman, presidential advisory committee against corruption, says a disease is plaguing the national assembly.He said this in an interview with PUNCH, while reacting to  the house of representatives call for the reinstatement of Usman Yusuf, suspended executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).Isaac Adewole, minister of health, suspended Yusuf following allegations of corruption levelled against him.But the representatives [...]

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    Health minister suspends eight top NHIS officials

Health minister suspends eight top NHIS officials

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, has suspended eight senior officials of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).The development comes less than two weeks after Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the agency, was sanctioned.Yusuf had rejected the action of the minister, saying only the president could take such step.The newly suspended officials are Olufemi Akingbade, general manager, zonal coordinator south-south zone; John Okon, [...]

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    ‘You can’t try it’ — NHIS ES rejects suspension by minister

‘You can’t try it’ — NHIS ES rejects suspension by minister

Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), has rejected the recent directive by the minister of health to go on three months suspension.Last week, Isaac Adewole, minister of health, ordered Yusuf to proceed on three months suspension to pave way for an investigation following petitions that were written against him.However, in a letter dated July 12, 2017, [...]

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    THE INSIDER: How N58m SUV landed NHIS ES in trouble — and earned him suspension

THE INSIDER: How N58m SUV landed NHIS ES in trouble — and earned him suspension

Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), has been suspended for three months by the minister of health, Isaac Adewole, over allegations of fraud.In a letter dated July 6, 2017 seen by TheCable, Adewole said Yusuf's response to the petitions written against him were "considered unsatisfactory".An investigative committee to probe the NHIS ES has been set [...]

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    Corps members can now benefit from health insurance scheme

Corps members can now benefit from health insurance scheme

The federal executive council (FEC) has approved the inclusion of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members in the country's National Health Insurance (NHIS) scheme.Isaac Adewole, minister of health, disclosed this to state house correspondents after the weekly FEC meeting on Wednesday in Abuja.He said the inclusion was aimed at preventing the sad incidents of deaths of corps members across the [...]

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    Dogara: Over 100m Nigerians don’t have money to treat malaria

Dogara: Over 100m Nigerians don’t have money to treat malaria

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says over a 100 million Nigerians cannot afford to treat malaria in public hospitals.Dogara said this while declaring open an investigative hearing on the alleged inhuman treatment of healthcare providers.The speaker expressed worry that there were no measures to protect these Nigerians from exorbitant cost of healthcare services."Regrettably, there is no mechanism [...]

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    NHIS ‘uncovers’ 23,000 ghost enrolees

NHIS ‘uncovers’ 23,000 ghost enrolees

Usman Yusuf, the executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), has said that 23,000 ghost enrolees have been discovered in its system.According to Yusuf, the ghost enrolees were uncovered through the assistance of a team from some federal government agencies.He said the NHIS had been able to plug leakages in the disbursement of NHIS funds to health maintenance organisations [...]

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    Blood on their hands: Who will save the Nigerian child from ‘killer’ doctors?

Blood on their hands: Who will save the Nigerian child from ‘killer’ doctors?

Within three hours on February 23, Taiwo George, TheCable's news editor, witnessed the death of two children at the Oncology unit of the pediatric ward of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos.A week later, he was back at the same ward to witness the death of two others. Worried by the number of lives lost to the passive [...]

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