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2018 Budget: FG to Spend N935m on Health Insurance for 64,000 Nigerians

2018 Budget: FG to Spend N935m on Health Insurance for 64,000 Nigerians

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The National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, will spend N935 million on the provision of health coverage to an estimated 63,750 new enrollees in five states this year. This projected expenditure was captured in the 2018 Appropriation Act under the MDA code 0521002001 of the Federal Ministry of Health. The five states expected to present the fresh enrollees are Imo (31,250), Kogi (2,500), Kaduna (10,000), Akwa-Ibom (1,250), and Nasarawa (20,000). A breakdown of the N935m shows that the Scheme will be spending the sum of N428,750,000 in Imo, N37,500,000 in Kogi, N150,000,000 in Kaduna, N18,750,000 in Akwa-Ibom, and N300,000,000 in Nasarawa state. However, the spending will not be state-wide but targeted at selected Local Government Areas, LGAs. Some target LGAs in Imo state are...