Federal government unveils panel to implement National Health Insurance Authority Act.

Federal government has inaugurated a committee to implement the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) Act.

The committee will set the operational guidelines of NHIA Act.

Director General, Professor Mohammed Sambo, inaugurating the committee on behalf of Health minister, said the guidelines would set functions for stakeholders, especially in the context of the Act.

Professor Sambo, in a statement by NHIA’s Head of Media and Public Relations, Emmanuel Ononokpono, noted that workshops have been held for stakeholders after the NHIA Act.

He stressed the imperatives of inter and intra sectoral collaboration and partnership in implementation of the Act, saying the guidelines would assign duties, responsibilities for stakeholders and prescribe sanctions for breaches.