RETIRED POLICE OFFICERS WILL NOW BENEFIT FROM THE NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME

RETIRED POLICE OFFICERS WILL NOW BENEFIT FROM THE NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME
September 03 19:51 2020 Print This Article

…….AS IGP Directs Nationwide Capturing of Police Retirees

By Martin Odiete, Abuja

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has directed the nationwide registration and capturing of all retired police officers with effect from 7th September to 23rd September, 2020.

According to a press statement by the Police Force Public Relation Officer, DCP Frank Mba on Thursday, he noted that the directive is sequel to the approval of the Federal Government of Nigeria for the enrolment of retired police officers on the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

He stated further, “With this development, all retired police officers, irrespective of their rank on retirement, along with a spouse, will have full access to all NHIS services and benefits covered by the Police Health Maintenance Organization (Police-HMO) Code-073.   

“The exercise, which shall be in three batches, will take place at the various Police Area Commands in the country. All retired police officers are therefore required to visit any Police Area Command closest to them with the following basic requirements:  

i.             National Identity Number (compulsory)

ii.            Letter of Retirement

iii.          Retiree’s I.D Card

The nationwide registration/capturing exercise is scheduled as follows:

Date: Monday, 7th September, 2020 – Wednesday, 9th September, 2020

–      North-West States

(Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto, and Zamfara)

–      North-East States

(Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe)

–      North-Central States “B

(FCT and Nasarawa)

Date: Monday, 14th September, 2020 – Wednesday, 16th September, 2020

–      South-West States

–      (Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo)

–      North-Central States “A

(Benue, Kogi, Kwara, Niger and Plateau)

Date: Monday, 21st September, 2020 – Wednesday, 23rd September, 2020

–      South-South States

(Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Edo, Delta, Rivers and Bayelsa)

–      South-East States

(Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo)

“Meanwhile, the IGP expresses his unfettered appreciation to the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR for extending the National Health Insurance Scheme to retired Police officers. He notes that the development will help address the age-long quest for affordable healthcare services for Police retirees and enjoins the senior citizens to take optimum advantage of the Scheme,”

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