Diabetes Association of Nigeria wants integration of diabetics in NHIS

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Diabetes Association of Nigeria also wants subsidy for DM treatment

Diabetes Association of Nigeria (DAN) has enjoined Nigerian governments at all levels to subsidise the drugs and injections that are used by Nigerians living with diabetes.

Decrying the high cost of diabetes drugs, the association added that government at all levels should either subsidise the diabetes medications or include diabetics in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) where they would be paying only 10 percent of their medical bills like their counterparts suffering from tuberculosis.

This submission was made by the Bauchi State Coordinator of the association, Dr Bathnna Sule, at the association’s monthly enlightenment lecture held at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi.

Daily Trust reported that the event was also attended by the National President of DAN, Dr Mohammed Alkali who called for more education on the management of diabetes. He announced that the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) had admitted three of his members into its School of Diabetes to undergo various online courses on diabetes education.

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