Bellocare Equity Fund to enrol 10,000 less privilege to access free health care.
No fewer than 10, 000 vulnerable residents of Kogi, would access free quality healthcare services under the BelloCare equity fund of Kogi State Health Insurance Agency (KGSHIA).
The 10,000 people is
in addition to the 31, 491 vulnerable citizens already enrolled by the Federal Government’s Basic Health Care Fund across the state.
The Kogi State Commissioner for Health, Dr Saka Haruna Audu, disclosed this at the flagg-off ceremony of the health insurance benefits for the people in Ajaokuta, Kogi State.
The Commissioner said the gesture was part of #BelloCare Health Insurance, one of the programs in Kogi State Health Insurance Scheme.
He noted that he had procured Health Insurance benefit package for 50 vulnerable citizens of Ajaokuta constituency in Kogi State.
”We are happy to announce that we have been able to procure Health Insurance benefit package for the good people of Ajaokuta constituency as part of #BelloCare Health Insurance, one of the programs in Kogi State Health Insurance Scheme.
”Aside from the 31, 491 vulnerable people already enrolled by the Federal Government’s Basic Health Care Fund the #BelloCare Program is covering additional 10,000 vulnerable people across the State, a laudible move to ensure low economic standing doesn’t hinder people from access to quality healthcare.
”In my capacity, I have been able to secure coverage for 50 persons in my constituency, to be registered under the #BelloCare program.
”This is to increase coverage for our people in our match towards the attainment of Universal Health coverage (Health for all) which is the utmost desire of this government,” Audu said.
He called on all well meaning Sons and daughters of Kogi State to procure any of the available Health Insurance packages for their own people, especially to cushion the effect of the current wave of harsh economic downturn in the Country.
He added that the government of His Excellency Alh. Yahaya Bello, had done so much in improving the Supply side of Health Care.
”Our current push is to improve the demand side by improving accessibility to Health Care for the people of Kogi State.
”This is our collective responsibility as I do not think the Government if left alone can achieve the milestone of reaching Universal Health coverage,” he said.
He further appreciated the outstanding work being done by the Team at the Kogi State Health Insurance Agency (KGSHIA) under the leadership of the Executive Secretary, Dr Aledare Adekunle, saying, ”thank you for the brilliant job.”