MANAGEMENT OF NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME (NHIS) IN NIGERIA, ISSUES, PROBLEM AND PROSPECTS

MANAGEMENT OF NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME (NHIS) IN NIGERIA, ISSUES, PROBLEM AND PROSPECTS

ABSTRACT

The aim of this study is to find out how the National Health Insurance Scheme is managed. This is against the background of the need to highlight its strengths and identify sources of its shortcomings. Data were then collected from both primary and secondary sources. The main instrument used in collecting the data is questionnaire. The data were then presented in tables as frequency distribution. The techniques of frequency and percentage were applied in analysing the data. The following are the major findings of the study: The NHIS was introduced against the background of poor state of the national healthcare system. The scheme aims at giving all Nigerians access to good healthcare services, ensure equitable distribution of healthcare costs and facilities and high standard of Healthcare services. The scheme is funded through joint contributions by government and workers. The NHIS regulates the scheme while the managers are the HMOS. Clinical and laboratory services are provided by HSPs.