Members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have been absorbed into the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
Health minister, Professor Isaac Adewole, said that approval for their inclusion in the scheme was given at the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The minister addressing the State House correspondents after the meeting said the approval will give the serving youth corps members access to quality medicare.
“The other memorandum has to do with how we will prevent unnecessary death among youth Corp members across the country. Council approved the memo that henceforth we will include NYSC members in the National Health Insurance Scheme across the country.
“This will guarantee access to quality care across the country, prevent unnecessary deaths and also ensure our youth corps members receive the highest attainable level of care across the country,” Adewole said.