Awareness and Perception of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) among Librarians’ in Nigeria.
The Federal Government of Nigeria in 2005 established the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) with the aim of improving access to healthcare delivery for its populace. This study assessed awareness and perception of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) among the librarian. Descriptive cross-sectional design was adopted for the study and questionnaire was used for the data collection. A total of 120 questionnaires were distributed to the respondents of the study and 108, representing 90% response rate, were duly completed and returned. The data was coded and analyzed using tables, frequency distribution, percentages and graphs. The findings of the study showed a high level of awareness of the scheme among librarians in Nigeria. The most common source of awareness about the scheme among the respondents is through radio/television. The finding of the study also shows that greater numbers of respondents are registered with the scheme. However, there is mixed feelings about the general aspects of the scheme and services delivered. Therefore, based on the findings, it suggested the need for the scheme providers to scale up their education on the NHIS especially on the components of the scheme as well as ensure healthcare facilities for better service delivery.
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