The Nigerian police says its committed to ensuring that all the challenges faced by men and police officer in accessing Quality health care delivery across the federation is tackled through the proper utilization of the National Health Insurance scheme.
The Assistant Inspector general of police medical AIG Modupe Obembe stated this during a tour of police medical facilities of the Nigerian police force in Rivers state.
She said the job of policing is a tedious task that requires compulsory health checks to eliminate sudden mental health and incidents that could lead to depression and suicidal thoughts.
Noting that some of the men posted to fight the boko haram insurgents are exposed to so many life threatening health risk that if not addressed could led to depression and urged the police officers to go for the compulsory yearly medical check up to determine their state of health and mental well-being.
The AIG Medical of the Nigerian police force, Modupe Obembe however appealed to police officer to engage in beneficial physical exercise as a form of relaxation and avoid self-medication she said the Nigeria police has about 144 medical facilities nationwide. My duty is to ensure that we equip and stock them with the best medical equipment’s and drugs to international best practices. So I encourage to avoid smoking and don’t get involve in drugs’’ remember that the Nigerian police is a major stakeholder in the fight against illicit drugs? Hard substances should be avoided at all cost and also learn to relax during your free days or engage in sports for recreational purposes’’.
In his remarks the state commissioner of police Rivers state Mustapha Dandaura urged police officers deployed to the command to convert their HMOs to police HMO for effective health care services delivery. He said he would instruct Divisional police officers to urge their men to heed the call to adopting the police health insurance scheme.