Since Garki Hospital was taken over by Nisa Premier Hospital on a public-private partnership settlement in 2007, the hospital has handled greater than two million sufferers, recorded greater than 40 open coronary heart surgical procedures, 26 kidney transplants with over 100 hip and knee joint substitute surgical procedures whereas subsidising IVF companies.
Medical Director of Garki Hospital, Dr Adamu Onu, who made the disclosure when a WHO’s fact-finding crew visited Garki Hospital, Abuja, stated the hospital owing to the reforms carried out since 2016, presently has 35,555 NHIS shoppers and eight,118 enrollees on the FCT medical insurance register.
The WHO crew, led by Dr Joseph Kutzin, Head of Well being Financing and Governance from Geneva, had Dr Juliet Nabyonga, Fahdi Dkhimi, Kingsley Addai and Dr Francis Ukwuije. It additionally included the Director Normal, Nationwide Well being Insurance coverage Authority, Dr Mohammed Sambo.
Dr Onu stated Garki Hospital has been in a position to cowl the hole between high quality well being care and the individuals due to the success of the PPP association which allows the hospital to supply premium well being companies at an inexpensive price.
He added: “Two-thirds of the sufferers that use this hospital are on medical insurance, so out-of-pocket sufferers are literally a minority and even the NHIS itself acknowledges that and regards us as a mannequin hospital for NHIS in the entire of this nation.
“We have now develop into so environment friendly that an NHIS or medical insurance affected person can see three specialists in sooner or later. Right here you may see the heart specialist, the neurologist and the endocrinologist all in sooner or later.”
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Dr Onu stated to make sure that extra Nigerians can entry high quality well being care via the medical insurance scheme, the scheme wants an enchancment in documentation of its beneficiaries and their data in addition to to streamline its areas of insurance coverage protection.
Dr Kutzin, additionally the pinnacle of Well being Financing and Governance in Geneva, stated the crew got here to Nigeria to discover methods of aiding in well being financing with a view to selling common well being care so that every one Nigerians no matter their socioeconomic class can get equal entry.
The Federal Authorities just lately introduced its enlargement of the medical insurance system with the launch of a brand new medical insurance bundle, Group Particular person and Household Social Well being Insurance coverage Programme, GIFSHIP. It was an final result of wide-ranging and far-reaching reforms inside NHIS to considerably enhance the fiscal area for healthcare companies.