By Kemi Olatunde
Enrollment of staff of the Ondo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (OSOPADEC) into the Orange Health Insurance Scheme (ORANGHIS) has commenced.
The scheme which was flagged off by the Governor Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu in September, 2022 is aimed at providing qualitative and affordable health care for all public servants in the state.
The data capturing of the exercise took place yesterday in Akure by the Ondo State Contributory Health Commission (ODCHC).
Addressing the staff, Director-General, ODCHC, Dr. Abiodun Oyeneyin stated that ORANGHIS has commenced for core civil servants including TESCOM, Local Government Service Commission, Ondo State Internal Revenue services and SUBEB, adding that it is important that detailed information are provided in order to enjoy seamless service.
He explained that the scheme would alleviate the health challenges that is being faced by workers noting that the brilliant initiative of pulling funds together by government and public servants will not only make the scheme sustainable but will also alleviate health challenges among workers in the state.
While stating that over 80000 enrollees have been captured under the scheme, he noted that access to care began in December, 2022 adding that capitation have been paid to all accredited hospitals to ensure seamless delivery of quality care to beneficiaries.
Represented by the DFA, ODCHC, Mrs Foluke Seyi-Olakanye, he explained that subscribers are to pick their preferred hospital from the 56 accredited health facilities including government and private which according to him will render 24 hour health care services.
Speaking with The Hope, Director, Human Resources and Business Development, OSOPADEC, Akinsola Orisamoluwa expressed appreciation to Governor Akeredolu for the initiative and also commended the management of the commission for it’s support in ensuring that the staff are not left out.
He called on staff to embrace the scheme which he described as noble health and life saving.
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