On 3 March, the Nigerian Entertainment Industry Health Insurance Scheme, NEIHIS, was officially launched to members of the entertainment and media industry at the Sheraton Hotels, Ikeja.
Seun Apara, Coordinator of the initiative, while flagging off the scheme said the launch was part of the continuous effort to have a well-structured health management system for the Nigerian entertainment industry.
“Today is not the day of long speeches but a day to announce to members of our industry that easy and affordable healthcare is now available to them throughout the 36 states of Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory. We are happy that after a year of trying to institutionalise proper and organised health care delivery system in our industry, we are glad that we have moved several milestones beyond where we started,” Apara said.
In his own speech, Dr. Tosin Awosika, MD/CEO, Healthcare International, spoke highly of the NEIHIS while also commending the initiators for their doggedness and determination to bring the scheme to fruition.
“With all the hard labour and selfless sacrifices that has been put into bringing this scheme to existence, I expect everybody in this industry to enrol for it and enjoy the immense benefits,” Awosika advised.
Industry stakeholders like Chief Tony Okoroji, Patrick Doyle, Efe Omorogbe, Gbenga Adeyinka and Yemi Solade also took turns to encourage all and sundry to pay important attention to their health by enrolling under the private customised scheme for the industry as it covers them in all the 36 states of the country.
The official website for the scheme, www.neihis.org was also unveiled to enable people have access to more information.
Enrollees can also fill their forms online or download the forms from the website.
The NEIHIS is an initiative of Nigerian Entertainment Industry Lecture Series, NEILS, in partnership with National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS.