The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved the enrolment of members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) into the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to guarantee them access to quality healthcare services.
The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, stated this when he briefed State House correspondents at the end of the meeting presided over by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Adewole expressed optimism that the inclusion of the corps’ members in the health scheme would not only check unnecessary deaths among NYSC members but also ensure that they receive the highest attainable level of healthcare across the country.
Adewole announced that his ministry also presented the reports on the state of public health services in the country to the council.
He disclosed that no single case of polio was recorded in the country in 2017, while only seven new cases of Lassa fever were recorded across the country this year.