Following the recent withdrawal of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS)’s accreditation of an Abuja-based healthcare facility, First Hospital & Maternity Limited, located at Karu, the scheme has officially enforced the de-accreditation of the healthcare facility.
The acting General Manager in charge of Standard and Quality Assurance, Dr. Kabir Mustapha, who is also the head of enforcement in the scheme, led the team of the Enforcement Division to conduct the exercise on the premises of the hospital. This followed petitions from some enrollees, alleging that the hospital was deep-rooted in manipulation of the drug list as approved by NHIS, which amounted to violation of enrollees’ rights.
“ The decision was sequel to complaints about the facility, regarding the setting aside of NHIS-approved drug tariffs, thereby over-billing patients receiving care under the scheme. We can assure you that the NHIS has investigated and confirmed this to be true,” He added.
Dr. Kabir warned hospitals and healthcare providers operating under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to desist from shabby treatment of, as well as discrimination against NHIS”s enrollees, besides fraudulent application of the drug list.