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Treatment for workplace injury has limitation – NSITF boss

The Managing Director of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Adebayo Somefun, has said that treatment for injury sustained in the workplace has limitation to safeguard the integrity of the contribution of all employers of labour.

The NSITF DG made this known while reacting to requests for enhancement of care at medical facilities by injured workers in Abuja recently.

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Under the Employees Compensation Act (ECA) 2010, payment for injury sustained at the work place is guided by the provisions of section 26 (6) of the Act.

Somefun said the Act stated that the fees charged must be reasonable and within what employees can afford to pay if they were paying for the treatment themselves.

“Being a social security system, we are obliged to treat, rehabilitate and even pay spouses of workers that die in line of duty. While we are doing that, there are also checks in the Act that established the Scheme about how much can be paid for treatment and what medical aids can be accessed,” he said.

He said cases of workplace accidents, injuries and diseases are being promptly treated as they are reported in full compliance with the provisions of the Act and to the satisfaction of stakeholders in pursuit of the objectives of the ECA 2010.

 

 

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