Federal University Otuoke Medical Centre has been accredited by the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) as a Primary Health Care Provider with accreditation number BY/0066/P.
Commenting on the accreditation, the Senior Medical Officer of the University, Dr. Nwachukwu Uchenna expressed satisfaction at the feat while appealing to staff and students of the Institution to choose the Centre as their primary health care provider.
Dr. Nwachukwu informed that those who have registered before the accreditation should fill the change of provider form choosing the University’s Medical Centre as their health care provider.
According to Dr. Nwachukwu, NHIS gives its Centres capitation based on the number of people registered with them.
He however appealed to FUO staff and students to register with the centre in order to give it the required capitation that will boost the Medical Centre for effective service delivery.
The Senior Medical Officer, who noted that it is compulsory for all students to choose the University’s Centre as their Primary Health Care Provider said he is embarking on enlightenment talks to sensitize staff on the need to choose the Centre.
“I’m enlightening our staff on the need to register with us beginning with junior staff, next week I shall hold talks with senior staff on the same issue” he said.
Dr. Nwachukwu added that anyone who choose the Centre will freely walk in with an NHIS card and access Medi-care free of charge, includingtheir dependants too”.
Federal University Otuoke was accredited as a participating Primary Health Care Provider in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) after fulfilling the requirements of the Scheme which is to run for a period of two years before renewal.