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Protesters Storm NHIS Clinic in Ondo

Enrollees of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) have shut down the clinic of the scheme at the University of Medical Sciences, UNIMED Teaching Hospital Akure, protesting poor service delivery by the management of the hospital.

The angry protesters also paralysed activities at the clinic as members of staff were chased out.

The protesters who were led by a Director, Federal Scholarship Board, Mr. Michael Ogunwale lamented that for almost a year, the NHIS clinic at the UNIMED hospital had been maltreating all its enrollees.

According to Mr. Ogunwale, the clinic had not been providing prescribed drugs to enrollees for the past seven months as well as lack of qualified doctors, a development that had killed many patients.

He said they could no longer tolerate the poor services they were getting from the UNIMED teaching hospitals, hence the protest.

Mr. Ogunwale called on the NHIS and the Ondo state government to do the needful in the interest of all enrollees who relied on the scheme to get health care services.

In a reaction, Chairman Medical Advisory committee (CMAC) of UNIMED Teaching Hospital , Dr. Gbala Michael who had a closed door meeting with the protesting patients for almost an hour promised to address all issues raised and all NHIS enrollees would start having value of their enrollment.

 Kayode Animasaun 

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