The National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, will spend N935m to provide health services to some 63,750 new affiliates in five states this year. This expenditure forecast was taken into account in the 2018 Appropriation Act under the MDA code 0521002001 of the Federal Ministry of Health.
The five states expected to present the fresh enrollees by order of population are Imo (31,250), Nasarawa (20,000), Kaduna (10,000), Kogi (2,500), and Akwa-Ibom (1,250).
A breakdown of the N935m shows that the Scheme will spend the sum of N428,750,000 in Imo, N37,500 in Kogi, N150,000,000 in Kaduna, N18,750 in Akwa-Ibom and N300,000,000 in the state of Nasarawa.
However, will be targeted at selected local government areas, the LGAs.
Selected LGAs targets in Imo state are Ehime-Mbano, Obowo, and Ihite-Uboma. In Nasarawa state Eggon, Akwanga, and Wamba. In Kaduna state Makarfi and Kudan. In Kogi and Akwa-Ibom states, Okene and Essien-Udim LGAs.
In addition, NHIS will still spend N64m on an undisclosed number of citizens in need of maternal and child health care in the 36 states; bringing the total expenditure to 999 million UN.
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