Pharmacists seek inclusion in Edo health insurance scheme

24/06/2022 5:31:00 PM

Pharmacists seek inclusion in Edo health insurance scheme

Edo State, Health İnsurance Scheme

Pharmacists seek inclusion in Edo health insurance scheme

The Edo State chapter of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria, on Thursday, lamented the absence of registered pharmacists in the Edo Health Insurance Scheme.

He added that the aberration could be checked by the accreditation of qualified community pharmacists into EDOHIS or partnering with community pharmacies.Otite warned that the current and continuous exclusion of community pharmacies from the scheme is a serious concern as drugs/medicines are being dispensed without the signature and authority of a registered pharmacist as entrenched in the NHIS Act/guideline”.

In his opening remarks, the chairman of the occasion, Olumide Akintayo, a former President of the PSN, also lamented that the “NHIS that rose to 10 per cent during the Olusegun Obasanjo administration, dropped to 1.7 per cent in 2017, whereas Rwanda has a coverage of 90 per cent.”

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Otite warned that the current and continuous exclusion of community pharmacies from the scheme is a serious concern as drugs/medicines are being dispensed without the signature and authority of a registered pharmacist as entrenched in the NHIS Act/guideline”. In his opening remarks, the chairman of the occasion, Olumide Akintayo, a former President of the PSN, also lamented that the “NHIS that rose to 10 per cent during the Olusegun Obasanjo administration, dropped to 1.” Also, the Chairman of the Sports Commission, Yussuf Alli, expressed joy over the state government’s readiness and support for hosting sports events in the state.7 per cent in 2017, whereas Rwanda has a coverage of 90 per cent. Obaseki said: “We must thank the SaroAfrica Group for believing in the Edo State government and working with us.” While commending Edo State ACPN for organising the summit, Akintayo said that the main aim of community pharmacy “is to align with the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, to bring health care to the generality of the people”, adding that so far, the scheme had appropriated about N1. The state government’s interest in sports is second to none.5 trillion on drugs. Hopefully, things will get better as we move on,” he added.

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