Nigeria – Anambra State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Vincent Okpala has revealed that the state will partner National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, to accredit General Hospitals in the state.
Dr. Okpala made the disclosure when the state Coordinator, NHIS, Mrs. Chinyere Aniebo paid him a visit at his office at the Jerome Udoji State Secretariat, Awka.
He adjudged the partnership as very necessary to ensure that state General Hospitals receive all the requirements needed for the accreditation since according to him, Governor Willie Obiano’s administration does not joke with health.
Speaking, Mrs. Aniebo said that the visit was aimed at seeking for the collaboration of the commissioner in getting General Hospitals in the state accredited under NHIS.
She listed Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Amaku Awka, Onitsha General Hospital and Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital Nnewi as the only hospitals accredited under NHIS.