From left: Prof Minister of State for Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire; Minister of Health, Prof. Issac Adewole; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Director-General, Consumer Protection Council (CPC), Mr Babatunde Irukera; Chairman, Board of Directors, CPC, Emmanuel Nwankpa; and Country Director, World Health Organization, Mr Ress Mpazi, during the launch of the ‘Patients' Bill of Rights’, at the Banquet Hall of the State House in Abuja on 31 July 2018.
The PBoR is an aggregation of patients’ rights that exist in other instruments including the Constitution, Consumer Protection Act, Child Rights Act, Freedom of Information Act, National Health Act, the Hippocratic Oath other professional ethical codes and sundry regulations.
The Vice President Yemi Osinbajo launched Nigeria's first Patients' Bill of Rights developed by the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) on 31 July 2018.
The National Health Insurance Scheme Governing Council on Thursday 6th April 2018 said only one out of 57 Health Management Organisations had fully met the criteria for accreditation. Dr. Enyantu Ifenne, Chairman of the Governing Council, said this in a chat with newsmen in Abuja. Ifenne recalled that in April 2017, the Minster of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, gave an approval for NHIS to conduct a re-accreditation exercise for all stakeholders. She said the report revealed that only one HMO out of 57 met the criteria for re-accreditation, 33 HMOs were offered provisional accreditation, while 23 HMOs were delisted. She said: “HMOs that scored above 50 per cent and met the irreducible minimum requirements are recommended for full reaccreditation.
Defence Health Maintenance Limited (DHML) is a corporate entity owned by Ministry of Defence and the Nigerian Armed Forces as a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO).
It was established in response to the challenges of providing access to quality health care services for all eligible military personnel (serving and retired) and their families. Read more...
To become a leader in the Health Maintenance Organization business and act as the benchmark for the country.
To promote, an efficient, effective and comprehensive free health care services to the officers and men of the Armed forces (serving and retired) and their families.