The Federal Government has made provisions for members of the National Youth Service corps (NYSC) to be covered by the health insurance, effective from the implememtation of the 2018 budget.
The chairman of Senate Committee on Health, Lanre Tejuoso (APC, Ogun Central), disclosed this at plenary on Wednesday while contributing to a motion sponsored by Andrew Uchendu (APC, Rivers).
Mr Tejuoso stated that the one per cent of the Consolidate Revenue Fund (CRF) will ensure that youth corpers are covered by health insurance.
The introduction of the one per cent of the consolidated revenue fund that is going to be introduced in this new budget will ensure that all the youth corpers are covered by the health insurance.
At anytime they fall sick, they don’t need to rely on the doctors in camp. Any youth corper will be entitled to go to any hospital in the location in the local government that is covered by health insurance.
Other resolutions made by the Senate include; Advise the national headquarters of NYSC to ensure that only fully qualified medical practitioners are deployed to work in NYSC camps all over the Country.