There is clear evidence on the improvement of the National Health Service Scheme (NHIS) at the Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Yenagoa Bayelsa state.
This was disclosed by the Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Dennis O Allagoa who was represented by the Head of Chemical Services Dr. Preye PF Numbere at a press conference to mark this year’s Universal Health Coverage Day.
According to him, FMC is poised to deliver efficient and effective health delivery services to every person to coming to the hospital as an NHIS patient.
He stated that his administration of the hospital in the past three months work hard through the NHIS department towards the fashioning out the best strategy to give support to the Universal Health movement.
This, he said, is ensure that the hospital meets with World Health (WHO), United Nations Organization (UNO), the World Bank and Universal Health Coalition assertion that “Health For all is Right, Smart and overdue” message.
Dr Allagoa promised to ensure that they will use the facilities available in the hospital to render high quality health care service to all patients under the NHIS department, adding that the previous registered grievances by the enrollees by the hospital personnel are receiving attention to for stall any recurrences.
Therefore, he appealed to all levels of government in Nigeria to recognize UHC not as a right of the citizens but also as a very important pathway to achieving the sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) recently adopted by Member States of the United Nations Organization (UNO).
H e also called on the civil society to use focused advocacy to bring about pressure on government at all levels to take meaningful actions towards the achievement of UHC.
Dr. Allagoa commended the international community especially the UHC Coalition while urging them to continue in their coordination of global efforts towards the achievement of Health For All Peoples of the world by the year 2030.
This year’s Universal Health Coverage Day would have been celebrated on December 12, 2015 worldwide but the date fell within a non-work day with potential for participation however demands the shift of the programme.