National Health Insurance Authority set to enroll cancer patients for health insurance

The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Ms Daju Kachollom, has revealed that the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) is set to enroll all Nigerians, including cancer patients, for health insurance.

This announcement was made at a symposium organized by the National Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment (NICRAT) in Abuja, commemorating the 2024 World Cancer Day, with the theme “Close the care gaps: Operationalising the National Strategic Cancer Control Plan.”

Kachollom emphasized that enrolling cancer patients in health insurance programs would significantly contribute to addressing the financial burden associated with cancer care in the country.