January 31, 2023

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Kwara enrolls recent 21,750 indigents in free medical insurance


Kwara State Authorities has enrolled further 21,750 indigents in its free medical insurance package deal for the following one yr.

Already, the state had enrolled 29,000 Kwarans sponsored by means of the FG-funded Fundamental Well being Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) which the state invested in.

The 21,750 new enrollees brougth the full beneficiaries of free healthcare within the state to 51,750 for 2022-2023.

On the official launch of the Part II of medical insurance enrollment in Ilorin on Friday, governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq mentioned the administration has invested closely within the procurement of latest medical gear 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 21,750 indigents newly enrolled into the state free medical insurance scheme, the administration was making one other landmark achievement within the well being sector. 

The programme was organized by the Kwara State Well being Insurance coverage Company (KWHIA) beneath Dr. Olubunmi Jettawo-Winter.

“We’re writing one other success story of our administration at the moment. Right now, we’re enrolling 21,750 indigents into our free medical insurance scheme. Added to some 29,000 indigents whose subscriptions we now have additionally renewed beneath the Fundamental Well being Insurance coverage Provision Fund, this brings to 51,750 the tally of people that will entry free healthcare for the yr 2022-2023. I’m glad that hundreds of working class folks have additionally subscribed on their very own,” the governor mentioned.

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

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The governor mentioned for the primary time within the state, the administration has made accessible N100m 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 counseled the Govt Secretary of the Company Dr. Olubunmi Jettawo-Winter and her staff for doing an excellent job, and appreciated the folks of the State for his or her confidence within the programme.