HMO wants more women enrolled into medical health insurance

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By Justina Auta

The Ultimate Health HMO, an NGO, on Thursday, called for more women enrollment into
the National Health Insurance to enhance their wellbeing and reduce maternal mortality.

The organisation’s newly appointed Board Chairman, Mrs Angela Ajala, made the decision on the sideline of a gathering with
management and other board members in Abuja.

Ajala said that the brand new medical health insurance law stipulates that each Nigerian ought to be enrolled, hence the necessity for girls
and vulnerable people to urgently key into it for his or her health advantages.

She added that “the president was very emphatic that funds be put aside for those considered vulnerable and can’t afford
premiums.

“It’s now mandatory so long as you might be a Nigerian, you will need to be covered under the insurance scheme.

“I’m bringing on board the undeniable fact that women contributes rather a lot within the GDP of Nigeria and persistently they achieve this much with none
attention paid to their health. So, we would like all women enrolled to make sure that that health is wealth.

“In the event that they are healthy, there will probably be less distractions for them and they’ll find a way to focus more on businesses.”

She,due to this fact advised women to key into the medical health insurance coverage, because it was inexpensive and simply accessible.

Mr Lekan Ewenla, the Managing Director of the HMO, said the brand new medical health insurance law is a call for each health
maintenance organisation to restrategise toward encouraging more enrollment for improved national health coverage.

He said “there’s an urgent need for each licenced HMO to return to the drafting board for holistic review and total
reconfiguration of business strategy because Nigeria must recuperate; we’d like to alter the narrative of our health
indices.

“We want to start to drive the enrollment of Nigerians on the medical health insurance programme starting with creating the required awareness
for everybody to grasp the advantages of medical health insurance.”

The managing director expressed optimism that the newly appointed board chairman would offer precious business support, technical, progressive and visionary leadership to the management of the organisation.

Other board members include Mr Muhammed Sani-Alhassan, Non-Executive Director, Adekunle Ewenla, Non-Executive Director, Mrs Susan Giwa-Osagie, Independent Non-Executive Director.

Others are: Alhaji Abdulaziz Mashi-Abdullahi, Independent Non-Executive Director and Dr Mina Bob-Manuel, Non-Executive Director representing the interest of
minority shareholders. (NAN)

Edited by Hadiza Mohammed-Aliyu

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