By Kemi Olatunde
Ondo State Government has assured public servants of sustainability and successful implementation of the Orange Health Insurance Scheme (ORANGHIS) in the state.
Commissioner for Health, Dr. Banji Awolowo Ajaka gave the assurance during a stakeholders’ forum on ORANGHIS in Akure.
According to him, the state Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu is committed to welfare of residents, noting that he has put in place the health insurance scheme to ensure that they enjoy qualitative health care delivery without experiencing financial hardship.
He explained that successive government is cannot disrupt the scheme, adding that it is being backed up by a law.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Health, Prof. Adedayo Faduyile stated that a lot has been invested into the scheme, describing the technology to drive it as second to none.
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Pharm. Folukemi Aladenola stressed the need for stakeholders to continue to put in their best to ensure qualitative health care delivery to residents.
Director-General, Ondo State Contributory Health Commission (ODCHC), Dr. Abiodun Oyeneyin stated that with the scheme in place, the state is on the path of attaining Universal Health Coverage (UCH), adding that it has enrolled 35, 195 public servants and 49,914 dependants.
Giving an overview of ORANGHIS, Director, Business Development and Client Relations, Mrs Ibironke Ibitoye noted that right to health remainsa fundamental human right adding that UHC holds the key to unlocking the door for equitable, qualitative and accessible healthcare for all without financial hardship.
Speaking on claims management, Coordinator, Claims management, ODCHC, Mrs Kemisola Oni stated that claims can be denied through claims inconsistent with treatment given, presentation of capitated services, billing of branded drugs, duplicated claims or services and false claims among others.
Executive Secretary, Ondo State Drug and Health Management Commodity, Pham. Amos Aiyegbusi who assured of provision of quality drugs as and when due at affordable price to health facilities, said that the state is set to have an integrated sustainable drugs and health commodity supply system that will ensure access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and health commodities.
Representative of one of the Third Party Administrators, Life worth Medicare Limited, Dr. Adekoya noted that the organisation has helped in comanaging the scheme among other things stating that it has visited all service providers within its domain in the last four months.