The NYSC Management has denied a report making the rounds in the media, alleged that Corps Members suffered poor healthcare, and bore cost of their treatment.
The scheme said the story was not only a sweeping one, but equally a complete misrepresentation of facts.
NYSC said; “An inquiry at the NYSC Lagos State Seçretariat, or the NYSC National Directorate Headquarters, Abuja would have put the issues raised in the story in proper perspective.
“It is pertinent to state that, the Scheme always feels empty and saddened whenever a Corps Member is lost or maimed. It is for that particular reason that the welfare of Corps Members remains topnotch, and a cardinal policy thrust of the National Youth Sevice Corps.
“It is apt to put on record that Corps Members get medical refunds for sums expended on health challenge. This scenario usually arises when the Scheme has not been apprised of a Corps Member’s medical issue and he goes ahead to spend out of his pocket. As soon as the Corps Member applies and its verified, he gets paid.
“For the reinforcement of this policy, and towards ensuring a more holistic and quicker medical intervention, all Corps Members have been enrolled under the nation’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
“The flag-off of this insurance scheme is slated for Friday, 11th February, 2022.
“NYSC shall never shirk its responsibility of seeing to the welfare of Corps Members. The Corps is always open to enquiries whenever the need arises”.