Dr. Kelechi Ohiri

  • HealthFG to disburse N25bn healthcare enhancement funds to states

    FG to disburse N25bn healthcare enhancement funds to states

    The Federal Government has approved the disbursement of N25 billion through the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) to bolster healthcare infrastructure in states. Prof. Muhammed Pate, the Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, made this known on Saturday in Abuja at the sixth meeting of the BHCPF Ministerial Oversight Committee. Pate said that the funds were designated for…

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  • Health32,000 civil servants to enjoy health insurance in Kogi — Ododo

    32,000 civil servants to enjoy health insurance in Kogi — Ododo

    Kogi government has enrolled 32,000 civil servants and 41,597 vulnerable people into its health insurance scheme. Gov. Usman Ododo said this during the official inauguration of the scheme in Lokoja on Wednesday. According to him, the government has enrolled 32,000 beneficiaries in the formal sector plan and 41,587 under the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF). He said, “The scheme…

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  • Politics

    Senate confirms Kelechi Ohiri as D-G, NHIA

    Dr. Kelechi Ohiri was confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday to serve as the National Health Insurance Authority’s (NHIA) director general. The confirmation came after the Senate Committee on Health’s (Secondary and Tertiary) report was given during a plenary session. Sen. Banigo Ipalibo (PDP-Rivers West), the committee chairperson, presented the report and recalled that on February 14, the Senate took…

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