Doctors in A’Ibom request for health insurance law, payment of benefits

Doctors in A’Ibom request for health insurance law, payment of benefits

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The Akwa Ibom state branch of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has demanded for the immediate implementation of the State Health Insurance Law to cater for heath needs of poor people in the state.

State Chairman of NMA, Dr. Nsikak Nyoyoko made the appeal when he led members of the association on a courtesy visit to the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Mr. Onofiok Luke at the assembly complex Uyo.

Dr. Nyoyoko explained that the implementation of the law would reduce the sufferings of poor people in the state who cannot afford healthcare services, adding this category of persons fall among the 89 percent of Nigerians who live beyond poverty line in the country.

He decried the state government’s neglect of doctors’ welfare particularly the non-payment o 14 months salaries arrears owed doctors between November 2014 and December, 2015.

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