By Barnabas Esiet.
One of Nigeria’s leading commercial lenders. Sterling Bank says it is in partnership with more than a thousand reputable healthcare centers and hospitals to launch a health insurance scheme that would give Nigerians access to qualitative and affordable healthcare services nationwide.
In a statement, the bank’s Divisional Head, Retail and Consumer Banking, Shina Atilola, said the partnership would provide coverage worth half a million Naira every year.
In his words, “Sterling Bank understands that the fear of high bills is responsible for the medical complications of many citizens who resort to self-medication instead of going to the hospital for treatment.”
“As a responsible financial institution, we have partnered with more than 1, 000 reputable healthcare centers and hospitals nationwide so that Nigerians can enjoy life. This is because we want Nigerians to enjoy medical, dental, optical and pharmaceutical coverage worth N500,000 in a year.” Atilola added
According to the statement, registration is completely digital while the package is open to everyone irrespective of the bank patronized.
Under the scheme, an enrolled person can visit a hospital twice in a month or 24 times in a year and also have access to basic X-ray services once in a month.
The statement further explained that the subscription cost to the health insurance scheme is N7, 500. Per year which can be bought for self, family members, staff and indigent persons.