Nasarawa State Health Insurance Agency (NASHIA) has cautioned health care providers registered with the agency against charging enrollees for service covered under the Health Benefit package.
The agency maintained that the people being enrolled by the agency were vulnerable hence could not afford to pay the charges of the health services rendered to them.
The Executive Secretary of the NASHIA, Dr Gaza Gwamna, gave the caution at a stakeholders meeting organized by the agency for three Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state, Kokona, Keffi and Karu in particular at PHC Angwan Waje in Keffi Local Government Area of the state.
The Executive Secretary who was represented by the Director Health Services Standards and Quality Control, Pharmacist Kaki Makidi Kudu, added that the caution became imperative in order to ensure smooth implementation of all programmes put in place by the agency to provide access to health care services within the state.
He therefore, advised stakeholders at the meeting to take note of their rights, privileges and responsibilities as providers of health care services to beneficiaries.
He stated that the stakeholders meeting was organized to review the implementation of the scheme and to get feedback from the stakeholders on the progress made thus far and as well proffer solution to identified challenges hindering it's implementation.
He concluded by demanding for continuous improvement in the quality of services provided to enrolled beneficiaries by service providers across the state.