Management of Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti (FETHI) had guaranteed the Leadership and Officers of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Ekiti State branch of the hospital’s determination to continue rendering qualitative and affordable healthcare services to the people of the state and its environs.
The Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Prof. Adekunle Ajayi, who gave the assurance during a courtesy visit made to the facility by the state leadership of NHIS on Friday, lauded the team for coming and for raising salient issues bothering on qualitative and affordable healthcare services which he said the hospital has been known for.
Earlier, the leader of the team, Mr Christopher Daramola, congratulated the CMD on his appointment and said NHIS shall continue to stand for quality.
“We are here as a major partner to FETHI to deliver quality healthcare to our people and to ensure that those enrolled under our scheme have assess to qualitative and affordable healthcare,” he noted.
Prof. Ajayi, who made certain that the hospital shall continue to improve on her system, said there will always be room for improvement and NHIS should be a prototype of quality in any hospital set up.
He further stressed, “If there is going to be any innovation or system improvement, that improvement must start from NHIS and see it spreads in a centrifugal manner to other areas within the system.
“Just last week, the Board of Management approved the appointment of a Consultant to also work in the NHIS section. Ours is not a hospital where they deploy Medical Officers to manage their NHIS.
“Here we believe that some of our best hands must be in the NHIS and that was why we have deployed not just Doctors but experienced ones to our NHIS.”
Expressing confidence in the NHIS readiness to always be available to help the hospital, Prof. Ajayi noted that, “I know when you have the opportunity to speak on our behalf, you will not do otherwise.”
Prof. Shabi, Head of the hospital’s NHIS who gave the vote of thanks, appreciated the team for a level of commitment and dedication recently observed in her staff, pleading that their services may be needed from time to time for update.
Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC), Dr Idowu Adebara and some other principal officers of the hospital also accorded the visitors a warm reception in the boardroom.