By Kemi Olatunde
Ondo State Contributory Health Commission (ODCHC) yesterday in Akure commenced the enrollment of public servants for the Orange Health Insurance Scheme (ORANGHIS).
The scheme as gathered, covers treatment of Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus, common infection, Surgeries for Appendicites, Hernia, Fibroid, enlarged Prostate, antenatal services (delivery including Caesarean Section, Postnatal services, Neonatal services, and Immunisation services), Laboratory and radiological investigations including X-rays, ultrasound scan, emergency CT scans, drugs for all covered services, Optical and Dental services and referral among others.
Addressing public servants at the SITA venue of the enrollment, Head of Service in the State, Pastor Kayode Ogundele while expressing appreciation to them for being part of the crucial aspect of the commission’s programme, commended the Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, for giving priority to health and welfare of workers.
He explained that government has taken it upon itself to pay the bulk of the premium which according to him is about 60 percent.
While calling on workers to give in their best in order to achieve an improved state, he urged them to coorporate with the commission and also supply accurate information for the smooth running of the scheme.
He encouraged all workers to key into the scheme, adding that they should not use the medium to absent themselves from their duty unnecessarily as the exercise will not take much of their time.
Speaking with The Hope, Director-General, ODCHC, Dr. Abiodun Oyeneyin said that public servants are to choose their healthcare providers from the list of accredited public and private hospitals.
According to him, the exercise is in phases noting that top civil servants and some other public servants fall into the category of the first phase.
While stating that the commission targets over 12,000 workers for the exercise, he said that the commission has put in place measures to ensure that all civil servants are visited in their domain in their respective local government areas for the enrollment.