As the rate of everything is getting more expensive in Nigeria, health care is not exempted. Hospitals now charge a lot more, drugs cost more, even getting lab tests done, costs a lot more.
So, it is very advisable to get a good health plan in Nigeria.
At wellness healthcare, we have monthly plans for as low as N2,800. You are more likely to be able to afford health insurance than you are to be able to pay for a surgery, illness, or emergency room visit out of your own money
The Healthcare Providers Association of Nigeria (HCPAN) is crying out against the 76% out-of-pocket payment for healthcare in the country, calling it unacceptable. Punch reports that the association also spoke about Nigeria’s attainment of Universal Health Coverage under such an alarming rate of out-of-pocket expenditure for healthcare. They stated that less than 5% of the […]
Nigerian doctors, under the umbrella of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) on Monday morning, suspended its nationwide strike after nine weeks. On August 2nd, resident doctors commenced the industrial action due to poor treatment of its members and unfavorable working conditions. NARD’s demands demanding, amongst other issues, the payment of COVID-19 treatment allowances […]
The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) may call off its strike today. The Guardian Nigeria reports that Dr. Dare Ishaya, the new President of NARD, told them that NARD was aware of the meeting between the Federal Government and the Nigerian Medical Association. He further stated that the union had called for an emergency […]
Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, has stated his plans to combat any future pandemics. The President stated that the investments which were made in response to the Coronavirus pandemic will help the country to tackle any future pandemics. Punch reports that the President made this statement during […]
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Nigeria has keyed into the global roadmap launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) which sets to defeat Cerebrospinal Meningitis, CSM, by 2030. Vanguard reports that Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, the NCDC Director-General, mentioned this in a statement. Dr.Ihekweazu mentioned that this move shows their significant commitment […]
The Federal Government of Nigeria has launched the first edition of the Nigerian vaccine policy. The purpose of the vaccine is to ensure that all Nigerians get vaccinated against infections. Punch reports that Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the Minister of Health, mentioned this in Abuja during the launching ceremony of the 3rd edition of the National […]
The Federal Government of Nigeria has renewed its promise to support the local production of essential medicines in line with the National Drug Policy (NDP) 2004. Vanguard reports that Mrs Karima Babangida, the Director, Federal Department of Agriculture (FDA), Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) spoke on it during a stakeholders’ meeting. The […]
Nigerian Federal Lawmakers have called out Ghanians for using fake COVID-19 tests to defraud Nigerians in Ghana. Daily Trust reports that the alarm was raised by Senator Ibrahim Oloriegbe (APC, Kwara) in a motion co-sponsored by Senators Sadiq Umar (APC, Kwara), Chukwuka Utazi (PDP, Enugu), and Betty Apiafi (PDP, Rivers). Oloriegbe pointed out that there […]
As the Joint Health Workers Union of Nigeria (JOHESU) 15-day strike notice expires, Vanguard reports that the union may shut down Federal Government owned hospitals from this weekend if the Government does not address the issues they raised concerning health workers. Read Also: Nigerian Presidency Meets with the Nigerian Medical Association to Discuss Ongoing Strike […]
A group of health experts have urged the federal government to address the shortage of health workers in Nigeria.