By SOLA OGUNDIPE
Total Health Trust, a Health Maintenance Organisation, HMO, holds a cheque presentation ceremony at the LUTH Gate Taxi Park tomorrow, June 20 to reimburse Gabriel Udoh, an enrollee on its SureHealth Plan.
The beneficiary, who is a taxi driver operating from the LUTH Gate Taxi Park, signed up with Surehealth Plan in November 2011 and was up-to-date with premium payment.
He is obtaining the cheque to the extent of coverage amounting to 70 percent of the total costs he incurred recently while on admission at the LUTH, following which he submitted a claim for reimbursement to cover his hospitalisation costs for four weeks at LUTH as covered under the scheme. The SureHealth Plan is a unique health insurance package specially developed for the informal sector market.
A statement by THT said the objective is to extend access to affordable healthcare to hitherto excluded segments of the population which have largely remained uninsured by most health plans. This segment represents almost 75 percent of Nigeria’s population, who because of non-engagement in the formal sector economy, lack any form of financial protection from health shocks.
The Plan is a comprehensive health insurance cover providing primary care, specialist consultations, maternity care (including Caesarean Ssection), laboratory Tests, immunisations, admissions/hospitalisation, radiology, optical care and dental care. It comes at an affordable price of N50 per day.