TISHIP: NASHIA Solicits College of Nursing Sciences Management’ support to Enrol Students
The Nasarawa State Health Insurance Agency (NASHIA) has solicited for the support of the Management of state owned College of Nursing Sciences, Lafia in enrolling its students in to the Tertiery Institution Social Health Insurance Programme (TISHIP) of the agency.
Dr Yahaya Bawa Ubam, the Executive Secretary of the agency who led other management team, made the plea on Monday during a courtesy call on the school management.
"We came purposely to solicit the management support to see how we can enrol the students of this institution into our insurance programme", Dr Ubam stated.
While underscoring the significant of the scheme to the students and the school in particular, the Executive Secretary says the agency will continue to make efforts at ensuring the state achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC).
In addition to expressing his gratitude over the positive response his team received despite the short notice, Dr. Ubam explained that the Tertiary Institutions Social Health Insurance Programme (TISHIP) is a social security system in which students' contributions to a pooled fund pay for their medical care. The program's goal is to guarantee that students at tertiary institutions have access to high-quality healthcare, thereby promoting their health and fostering a supportive learning environment.
The Executive Secretary also urged the state's sister tertiery institutions to adopt the health insurance programme in light of its advantages.
Nurse Solomon Zari, Provost of the College of Nursing Sciences, Lafia, stated that the programme is appropriate and timely in addressing the people's health care needs in light of the current happenings.
He gave the agency the assurance that plans would be made by the school management to make sure the students key into the scheme.
Similarly, the agency also visited the State College of Agriculture, Science and Technology, Lafia and solicited for their support in enrolling its students in the TISHIP Programme.
Ag. Provost of the College Dr. Peter M. Aboki stated that the management is poised to addressing the health needs of its students and personnel while restating the college's commitment to key into the scheme.