By Josephine Oguntoyinbo
Atotal of 94,000 beneficiaries have been enrolled for the Contributory Health Insurance scheme in Ondo State.
Director-General, Ondo State Contributory Health Commission (ODCHC), Dr Abiodun Oyeneyin gave the figure while playing host to the executive of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) and the team of the State Drugs and Health Commodities Management Agency in his office in Akure on Tuesday.
Oyeneyin said despite the fact that the Agency is yet to complete capturing of targeted people, the feedback has been encouraging.
According to him, the Agency is responsive in ensuring that residents are fit and healthy by mitigating financial barrier to affordable and qualitative health care in order to achieve universal health coverage (UHC).
He said that despite the fact that COVID-19 era was very challenging, the Agency has achieved tremendously.
The DG who posited that the issue of brain drain is global, noted that things will take shape with graduates from the medical schools.
Oyeneyin noted that the huge investment of the State government in the health sector and government’s robust support for the commission will help in achieving the set goal.
Speaking, State Chairman, NMA, Dr Omosehin Adeyemi-Osowe appreciated the DG and his team for a job well done, urging the commission not to relent in achieving more progress.
He affirmed that what the Agency has achieved is greater than expectation, believing that it could only get better .
Executive Secretary, State Drugs and Health Commodities Management Agency, Dr Amos Ayegbusi explained that they were in the commission to ensure partnership, noting that to achieve their mandate,they must collaborate with relevant Agencies to help drive the system.
He however explained that the goal is to ensure regular supply of quality drugs and health commodities at affordable price in government health facilities across the State.
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