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Kwara Enrols 21,750 New Indigents in Free Health Insurance

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The Kwara State Government has enrolled further 21,750 indigents in free medical health insurance package deal for the following one 12 months.

Added to 29,000 Kwarans sponsored by the FG-funded Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF), which the state invested in, the 21,750 new enrollees deliver the overall beneficiaries of free healthcare in the state to 51,750 for 2022-2023.

At the official launch of the Phase II of medical health insurance enrollment in Ilorin on Friday, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq mentioned the administration has invested closely in the procurement of latest medical tools and employment well being personnel to spice up the state’s capability to ship high quality healthcare companies to a mean Kwaran.

He mentioned with the indigents newly enrolled into the state free medical health insurance scheme, the administration was making one other landmark achievement in the well being sector. 

The programme was organised by the Kwara State Health Insurance Agency (KWHIA) beneath Dr. Olubunmi Jettawo-Winter.

“We are writing another success story of our administration today. Today, we are enrolling 21,750 indigents into our free health insurance scheme. Added to some 29,000 indigents whose subscriptions we have also renewed under the Basic Health Insurance Provision Fund, this brings to 51,750 the tally of people who will access free healthcare for the year 2022-2023. I am glad that thousands of working class people have also subscribed on their own,” the governor mentioned.

Represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Mamman Saba Jibril, AbdulRazaq mentioned the scheme covers antenatal care, deliveries, surgical procedures, diabetes and bronchial asthma, amongst different persistent and non-chronic sicknesses for the beneficiaries.

“This explains why our state is rising as a vivid spot in nationwide well being indices.

“This did not just happen. It is all a culmination of our serious efforts in the sector. Our investments in new medical gadgets, facilities and personnel have boosted our capacity to offer improved healthcare delivery,” he mentioned.

The governor mentioned for the primary time in the state, the administration has made obtainable N100 million fairness funds to enroll the indigents, including that the federal government has additionally paid the counterpart funds that certified Kwara to be a part of the BHCPF programme of the federal authorities. 

He recommended the Executive Secretary of the Agency, Dr. Olubunmi Jettawo-Winter, and her workforce for doing a great job, and appreciated the individuals of the state for his or her confidence in the programme. 

The spouse of the governor, Mrs Olufolake AbdulRqzaq, mentioned the programme was a transparent testomony of honest dedication of the current administration to the welfare of the individuals of Kwara State.

The governor’s spouse mentioned her workplace and the Ajike People Support Centre have been complementing the federal government’s efforts by enrolling individuals residing with sickle cell into the scheme in 2021 and 2022 to offer care to the sickle cell warriors throughout the state.

Jettawo-Winter mentioned the federal government launched the scheme in 2020 to supply high quality and reasonably priced healthcare companies to all Kwarans, overlaying a minimum of 10,000 indigents for the take-off.

She mentioned the company has between 2020 and 2022 carried out 107 surgical procedures, together with 48 cesarean sections and 138 deliveries; managed over 200 diabetic and hypertensive circumstances; with a minimum of 1,324 different companies in the course of the interval.

Jettawo-Winter mentioned the governor has permitted an extra N100 million fairness fund for 2022.

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