The FCT Health Insurance Scheme (FHIS) on Thursday trained some selected Health
Care Providers (HCPs) across the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) for effective service delivery to Abuja residents.
The Director, FHIS, Dr Ahmed Danfulani, in an address of welcome, said that the training was an interactive session
to find out whether the scheme was meeting up to HCPs’ needs.
According to him, the interactive session is with hospital representatives to clear every grey area in the provision
of health insurance to residents.
He said “we need better services in hospitals to enrollees of FHIS.”
Mrs Juliana Bankole, the Head, Medical Records, FCT Hospitals Management Board, urged the HCPs and
Health Management Organisations (HMOs) to speak out their concerns, adding that the meeting was a family meeting.
Mrs Rifkatu Iortyer, the Vice President, FCT Joint Union Action Committee (JOAC), thanked FHIS for carrying all FCT health sectors along in the discussion.
She said “everybody must allude to the fact that after life, health is the next.’’
She, therefore, urged all health workers to take their job seriously, saying that healthcare providers must continue
to play their role for the betterment of the health sector.
Mrs Onyeka Ojogwu, the Health Finance Advisor, USAID Integrated Health Programme (IHP), said the aim of the training
was to ensure that those carrying out health insurance service in their hospital gave quality services.
She said that the session would deliberate more on how services would be improved in hospitals.
Dr AbubakarTafida, the Mandate Secretary, Health and Human Services Secretariat, FCTA, told the HCPs that effective
service was the key reason why the training/interactive session was organised.
Tafida, who was represented by Mr Salihu Mohammed, the Deputy Director, Health Financing, HHSS, said “everybody
seated at the programme are stakeholders as they must play their roles.”
According to him, there are reasons why people are not doing their work effectively and they must state them out.
He urged the HCPs and the HMOs to identify any FHIS wrongdoing and proffer solutions to tackle issues raised.
He said “this is a journey toward attaining the United Nations Universal Health Coverage of 2030 which is not more
than seven years from now.” (NAN)
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