Oyo State Government has cancelled the N2000 application fee for interested applicants in the ongoing recruitment exercise of the State Health Insurance Agency (OYSHIA).
The Executive Secretary of the agency, Dr Sola Akande, who disclosed this in an interview on Tuesday, said the now cancelled application fee was not meant to exploit applicants or generate a quick means of revenue, as the portal will be closed as soon as 50 doctors submitted their applications.
“We did not mean to exploit applicants. The fees which has now been cancelled was for logistics purposes,” he said.
The Executive Secretary explained that OYSHIA had always been having doctors in their accredited hospitals as this is part of contractual agreement of enrollees.
He, however, said many doctors have relocated abroad while some have taken more permanent jobs.
Akande added that the recruited doctors will work at OYSHIA accredited public and private facilities on a contract basis, adding that the employment is not into the mainstream of Oyo State Civil Service.
The Executive Secretary, who noted that the doctors would be paid from the hospital’s capitation, stressed the need for each agency of government to add to whatever the government has done to deliver services to the people.
He said OYSHIA’s recruitment effort is her way of contributing to the staffing of the newly renovated PHCs by Oyo State Government.
“Since it has become a trending issue on social media, once we are done with the recruitment, we will give feedback on the number of doctors we enrolled and the various faculties they are posted to,” he said.
The agency is presently recruiting medical officers for its accredited facilities in the state. According to details on the agency’s website, applicants are expected to hold Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).
The application deadline is September 11, 2022.
Interested applicants can apply using the link below: https://forms.gle/6yC2qjd4FgKWEXnKA