UHS accreditation as primary and secondary health care provider in the NHIS Social Health Insurance Scheme.

Presenting the accreditation letter to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdullahi Bala, fsssn, yesterday at the Council Chamber, Main Campus on behalf of the Executive Secretary, NHIS, the State Coordinator, NHIS, Adamu Abdullahi said the validity of the accreditation is for two years after which the clinic is expected to re-apply.

He advised the University to abide by the operating principles contained in the NHIS guidelines and that the scheme accredited Health Maintenance Organisations (HMOs) will contact the University for the signing of the agreements, while congratulating the University, he expressed hope for continued collaboration between the University and NHIS in providing accessible and qualitative health care services to not just staff and students of the institution but outsiders too.

Responding, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Bala said the Management is satisfied by the new state of the University Health Services as an accredited health provider. “It is to the advantage of the institution to have this state because the University today is like a small town with a student population of about twenty-two thousand in addition to the staff population of four thousand,” he reiterated.

He thanked NHIS for granting UHS accreditation and congratulated the Director, USH, Dr. Taofeek Uthman for his efforts in seeing that the clinic is accredited, while saying the next line of action is to sensitize the University community on the need for them to register with the Clinic as their health care provider.

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