On 17/Jul/2019 / In Medical News
The new Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Prof. Mohammed Sambo, on Monday, said the myriads of problems within the scheme had prevented it from rendering health services to Nigerians.
He also called for the resignation of members of staff that were bent on fanning the embers of crisis that had engulfed the NHIS over the past years. Sambo, who said he was returning to the NHIS 15 years after transferring his services from the scheme to the Ahmadu Bello University to pursue academic career, said this while addressing workers of the scheme in Abuja.
This is after he officially took over from the overseeing director of the NHIS, Ben Omogo, who was in charge for nine months. At the event, Sambo also revealed the three-point agenda of the Federal Government to reposition the scheme in order to provide universal health access to Nigerians.
Sambo replaced the former ES of the scheme, Usman Yusuf, who was recommended for dismissal by a panel set up by President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate the crisis at the NHIS. While handing over to Sambo, Umogo said the management of the scheme under him promoted all workers that were due for it after the senior staff meeting that was held last week.
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