Following the death of Nollywood actor Muna Obiekwe, the crew of Nigerian Entertainment Industry Lecture Series (NEILS), initiators of the Nigerian Entertainment Industry Health Insurance Scheme (NEIHTF) and Nigerian Entertainment Industry Health Trust Fund (NEIHTF), are accelerating the implementation of the Nigerian Entertainment Industry Health Insurance Scheme (NEIHIS) and the inauguration of the Nigerian Entertainment Industry Health Trust Fund (NEIHTF).
Reports from sources in the late actor’s family revealed that the actor who died on January 18th, 2015 had been suffering from Kidney related ailment for a while but decided to keep it very private till things got worse and couldn’t afford the cost of his dialysis anymore.
According to a statement made available to the media, the inauguration of the trust fund which will hold soon will equally avail practitioners in the entertainment industry the opportunity of meeting with members of the Board of Trustees.
“The health insurance scheme will take care of general consultation, surgeries, evacuation, physiotherapy, Eye care & surgery, advanced Radiological Investigation, accident & emergency, hospital admission and many more. The health trust fund will take care of all terminal ailments including kidney diseases right from the dialysis stages.
“The enrolment plans will however be made public before the end of the week. It’s however instructive for us all to endeavour to do our check-ups and exercises regularly, eat healthily and resist taking our health for granted,” the statement read in part.
Nigerian Entertainment Industry Health Insurance Scheme (NEIHIS) is a private health insurance scheme with customized plans specifically for the entertainment industry.
This post first appeared on Daily Independent, Nigerian Newspaper.