New hospitals have applied to join the Oyo State Health Insurance scheme which is being managed by the Oyo State Health Insurance Agency (OYSHIA).
The Executive Secretary of the agency, Dr Sola Akande, revealed this in an interview with Newspeakonline.
Akande disclosed that no fewer than 30 new hospitals have applied to render service under the scheme across the state. He gave the explanation while responding to a claim that a hospital in Ibarapa insisted that certain ailment was not covered in the basic plan.
The OYSHIA boss urged enrollees to call the OYSHIA telephone hotlines on their identity cards to clarify such issues instantly. He explained that the agency keeps a tab on all hospitals rendering service under the scheme, adding that issues are resolved instantly either in favour of the enrollee or the hospital depending on the coverage of each plan. He added that OYSHIA does not shy away from its regulatory duties, stressing that it ensures that no stakeholder is allowed to be cheated.
His words: “We have over 30 new hospitals that have applied to us that we are screening for accreditation. They are ready to work along with the scheme. There is no facility that is beyond regulation and there is no facility that the scheme cannot deal with. We have more and more that are willing to work with the agency, so we are not afraid to move any facility out of the scheme or to sanction facilities on the scheme but we need the help of the enrollees and the citizen at large to give us the feedback of their experiences on various facilities besides what we do on our MIE and quality assurance and we will be able to work on that.”