The Federal Government has said efforts are ongoing to include cancer treatment in the National Health Insurance Scheme.
This is to ensure adequate and affordable healthcare services for citizens diagnosed with cancer.
The National Coordinator, Cancer Control Programme, Federal Ministry of Health, Uche Nwokwu, disclosed this at the Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association Cancer Awareness Summit, in commemoration of the Year 2024 World Cancer Day.
Nwokwu noted that the government has in place the Cancer Health Funds which provides comprehensive cancer care for patients.
According to him, over 2,445 patients had been registered for the scheme while over 750 patients are currently being funded.
Nwoku added that the government had also entered into partnerships with Non-governmental Organisations to subsidise the cost of chemotherapies.