The FCT Health Services Scheme is revalidating its data base to ascertain the validity and number of its enrollees with a view to saving the government’s funds.
Speaking during an intensive awareness campaign among the FCTA workforce to educate the enrollees on the scheme’s benefit in Abuja recently, Project Manager of the scheme, Dr. Evans Onyekele, assured enrollees of the enormous benefits they stood to derive ranging from protecting from out of pocket expenditure to accessibility to healthcare.
He said that over 70,000 staff and their dependants were presently accessing qualitative healthcare services in FCT, lamenting, however, that some staff of the FCT Administration were yet to embrace the scheme.
According to him, the scheme was expected to cover 125,000 enrollees, while the revalidation exercise will help in raising the quality of services and produce identification cards with information for better identification of the enrollees.
He said the scheme only registers private health centres that have qualified health personnel and certified by relevant government agencies in the FCT.
“This is to prevent a situation where enrollees are subjected to unqualified health personnel rendering services that have already been paid for,” he said.
Onyekele explained that the FCT Health Service Scheme has been repositioned to provide improved health insurance services to the teeming enrollees in order to ensure universal coverage.
The project manager said that the scheme will continue to partner with the NHIS in providing quality, accessible and affordable healthcare to the teeming enrollees under the scheme.