No Co-Mingling of his Funds with NHIS Funds

Friday, July 28, 2017 10:38 PM- George's, Grenada

ST. GEORGE, GRENADA, JULY 28, 2017, GIS: There will be no co-mingling of funds of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) with the emerging National Health Insurance Scheme.

Reassurances have come from officials leading the drive to the establishment of the NHIS in the wake of questions posed by the local media.

Health Minister Nickolas Steele was among those praising the reputation of NIS

“I want to make it clear it is not the NIS funds, there is absolutely going to be no co-mingling of the pension funds with Health Insurance absolutely no co-mingling,” said the Health Minister.

What we are seeking to do is have the management structure that has maintained our pension funds since inception in 1984 to the admiration of the public, takes on the responsibility of Health Insurance.

Steele was addressing a news conference carried live on national radio and television Wednesday to update the country on the progress of the NHIS.

NHIS will be managed by the NIS and will be operated from a secretariat being established there.

Senator Chester Humphrey chairs the National Health Insurance Advisory Committee, reiterated “that there will be no co-mingling of funds in other words pension contributions would not drive and finance the national health insurance this is simply one administrative body”.

The NHIs is now into its implementation phase following the completion of the base work and the establishment of a framework.

Implementation Minister Emmalin Pierre gave a ringing endorsement of the NIS’s ability to manage the NHIS.

“I am convince that the NIS is ready, they are capable and they are quite efficient enough to do a good job at this, said Minister Pierre

“I believe there is absolutely no doubt on my part that the NIS is passionate about getting in this process”.




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