As a way of safeguarding the lives of patients as the covid 19 pandemic rages on, the national health insurance scheme NHIS has issued guidelines to the HealthCare Facilities (HCFs) and the Health Maintenance Organisations (HMOs) on certain actions to be taken towards protecting the interests of the enrollees in the current situation.
The guidelines includes: enrolees must enjoy prompt and effective healthcare services inspite of general restrictions and outright lockdown in certain parts of the country.
This guidelines was contained in a statement signed by Head, Media & Public Relations Ayo Osinlu
The guidelines according to the statement gave clear order to healthcare providers to ensure the
safety and protection of their personnel against COVID-19 infection, provide timely and appropriate level of care for all NHIS enrolees as may be required. It also directs health service providers to Call Centres are open 24hours daily.
Mr. Osinlu, however said to guarantee uninterrupted access to healthcare services in these challenging times
of COVID-19 pandemic in the country, the NHIS has effected the immediate release of funds for the payment of capitation and fee-for-service for its enrollees for the second quarter (April to June) of 2020.
The Scheme said it took the step to ensure that the looming threat of COVID-19 is not compounded for the enrolees by inability to access healthcare services at the points of need.