Tony O. Elumelu calls for urgent passage of healthcare bill
“Chairman of Heirs Holdings, Tony Elumelu, has called for urgent passage of the healthcare bill into law, to help alleviate the enormous health challenges in the country. Speaking during the commissioning of Avon Dialysis Centre in Lagos yesterday, the Heirs Holdings boss, said with a proper health insurance scheme, more people would easily access healthcare.
He argued that passing the bill into law would give affordable health care to the citizenry, promote tourism and increase the enormous potentials in the sector. The less than five per cent of the population that signed up to the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), according to Elumelu, is poor.
He added: “We need the legislature to pass the bill, and that will change the health sector. “As more people cannot pay for medical services, hospitals cannot invest more.”