LifeWorth HMO, a leading health maintenance Organization alongside five other hmos was selected to drive the implementation of the enrolment of corps members into the National Health Insurance Scheme under the NYSC Group Individual Family Social Health Insurance Programme.
The National Youth Service Corps in 2021 unveiled the health initiative which had been designed as a holistic health insurance scheme, covering the periods of pre-orientation, which means as soon as a Prospective Corps Member picks up Call-up Letter, which is the instrument that qualifies him/her for admittance into National Service, until the end of his/her terminal leave, which is three weeks after disengagement from Service.
The NYSC urged corps members to register under Health Care Practitioners in their localities.
The Director-General of the NYSC, Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim, during the event, said the health scheme was the culmination of the Presidential directive issued in 2016, which arose as a result of the unfortunate deaths of three corps members deployed to Kano, Zamfara and Bayelsa states orientation camps.
He said the loss of any corps member as it were, provokes sadness in the NYSC, saying it leaves the scheme “highly diminished”.
Maj. Gen Ibrahim said, “The issue of a robust and sustainable health care system for corps members has always been of paramount importance to successive management of the scheme.
“The unveiling is the culmination of the Presidential directive issued in 2016, which arose as a result of the unfortunate deaths of three Corps Members deployed to Kano, Zamfara and Bayelsa States Orientation Camps. The loss of any corps member as it were, provokes sadness in us, leaving the scheme highly diminished.
“Corps members, who represent the most critical part of our demography – the youths, are the leaders and builders of tomorrow. Consequently, any government policy aimed at uplifting this group is akin to building the future of our dear country, Nigeria. It is particularly fulfilling that the enrolment of corps members into the Health Insurance Scheme is in line with the policy thrust of my Administration bordering on the improvement of welfare and security of corps members and Staff.
Speaking after the announcement, the CEO of LIFEWORTH HMO, Dr. Raymond Osho assured Corps members and general public on his readiness to provide exceptional service. According to Dr Osho, “Affordable healthcare must deliver on its mandate which includes accessibility, responsiveness and quality. This will in turn give the enrollees the best of services from the HMO which is delivered by the Healthcare Providers. This is the way through which the enrollees can trust the system, as a whole, and gaining this trust is what we aim at.”