The inspector general of police, IGP Mohammed Adamu has Directed all Police retirees in the federation to be captured in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) following federal government approval for the enrolment of retired police officers.
This accordingly takes effect from 7th September to 23rd of the same month in the year 2020.
A statement made available to urban Express-News Online through the force Public Relation Officer DCP Frank Mba said; with the development, all retired police officers, irrespective of their rank on retirement, along with their spouses, will have full access to all NHIS services and benefits covered by the police health maintenance organisation (Police HMO- CODE 073).
The exercise, which shall be in three batches, will take place at the various police Area commands in the federation.
Mba said all retired police officers are therefore required to visit any Police Area command closest to them with registration capturing exercise.
The inspector general of police expresses his unfettered appreciation to the commander in chief of the Armed forces, His Excellency, Mohammadu Buhari for extending the National Health Insurance Scheme to retired Police officers.
Mba said the development will help address the ongoing quest for affordable health care services for police retirees and enjoins the senior citizens to take optimum advantage of the scheme.