POLICEMEN ABANDON OVER 2,000 NHIS ID CARDS
Over 2,000 men and officers of the Ondo State Police Command, who enrolled for the National Health Insurance Scheme, are yet to collect their identity cards.
The command's officer-in-charge of Medical Services, Mr. Williams Igbe, a chief superintendent of police, disclosed this while answering a question at a one-day workshop organised to enlighten men and officers of the command on the activities of the NHIS.
The workshop was the second to be organised in the state. An earlier one was organised for desk officers in the federal ministries by the NHIS Zonal Office, Ibadan, Oyo State.
Igbe said many problems arose due to the fact that many policemen did not complete their forms properly or due to the fact that many of them had been transferred out of the command after they had registered for the scheme.
Also responding, the Ibadan Zonal Coordinator of the scheme, Mr. Taiye Adeleye, said the office would soon take a census of those who had not collected their cards and those who had not registered at all.
Adeleye said it was the Federal Government that had been paying for the treatment of all policmen contrary to the belief of many that their money was being deducted for the scheme.