In a bid to ensure good health of staff and students of FUO, management has taken new steps to ensure total compliance of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
Head, Legal Unit, Barr. Paul Adujie disclosed this while speaking with FUO Media, in his office recently.
Barr. Adujie said management has made it compulsory that henceforth employees will as a part of their employment documentation fill a form at the Legal Unit to select their preferred health service provider. Since it has observed that they seldom comply after completing their documentation process.
He further stated that Management’s decision to adopt the new strategy is because of the desire to ensure that staff are healthy always because without good health, their productivity will not be optimized.
“Management is concerned because without healthy members of staff, the University cannot grow” he said.
On the level of compliance by staff, he said he is very impressed with the turn out and urged other members of staff who are yet to join the scheme to endeavour to do so.
He also stated that in line with the Federal Government’s policy to ensure that students also enjoy a health insurance scheme, FUO has made provisions for all students to be enrolled.
To this end, the National Health Insurance Scheme is also flagging a special programme for undergraduates under the Tertiary Institutions Social Health Insurance Programme (TISHIP).
The Legal Services Department of the University headed by Barr. Paul Adujie has commenced the process by distributing requisite enrolment forms to FUO students.
According to him, the VC Prof. Mobolaji Aluko has designated the Legal Services Department to register students in their classrooms and laboratories instead of having them crowd the administrative building for the exercise.
He pointed out that the distribution of forms is limited to 100 level students as the 200 and 300 level students have already enrolled at matriculation.
The T-ship programme is backed up by law as required by the Federal Government that all undergraduates should enroll in Health Insurance.
The Tertiary Institutions Social Health Insurance Programme (TISHIP) requires no fees but is rather a sure way to ensuring proper Health care for University undergraduates.