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Re-Positioning NHIS for Accessible Healthcare Delivery in Nigeria

Re-Positioning NHIS for Accessible Healthcare Delivery in Nigeria

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The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) introduced by the Federal Government in 2005 for the purpose of ensuring universal access to qualitative healthcare services for the citizenry has performed abysmally below expectations, and therefore needs to be re-positioned in order for it to deliver on its mandate. PharmaTimes takes a historical and performance assessment of the scheme so far, and seeks to proffer solutions for a more workable system that the country really deserves. In the last 12 years that the scheme began operation, a greater percentage of the Nigerian population have not benefitted from its services and yet its future appears to be hanging on the balance as a result of numerous controversies trailing its operations. For instance, in March this year, the Senate set up a...