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 […]
Mr. Adewale Oladigbolu, the National Chairman, Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria, has called out for pharmacists to be recognized as primary health care providers. Punch reports that Oladigbolu made this call while he was inaugurated as the Chairman of the association. He will be taking over from Dr Samuel Adekola. Read Also: Nigerian Pharmacists […]
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 […]
The Bayelsa State Government has begun enrolling beneficiaries into the Federal Government-funded Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF). The program will be done through the state-owned Bayelsa Health Insurance Scheme (BHIS). Premium Times reports that Pabara Newton-Igwele, the State Commissioner for Health, spoke during the launch. He described it as one of the various dividends […]
The President Steering Committee (PSC) has banned over 2,000 Nigerians and other foreigners from travelling in or out of the country for evading the mandatory Coronavirus Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test in the country’s international airports. The ban is set to last for a year. P.M News reports that Mukhtar Muhammad, the National Incident Manager (NIM) […]