Kwara begins registration for health insurance in August

Kwara begins registration for health insurance in August

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 7:21 pm

Abdulfattah Ahmed, Kwara State Governor

The Executive Secretary, Kwara State Health Insurance Agency, Dr. Olubunmi Jetawo-Winter, says that the agency will commence registration for the State Health Insurance Scheme in August.

Jetawo-Winter, who made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Ilorin, said that the registration will hold for 90 days across the 193 wards of the State.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Health Insurance Scheme was launched by Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed on July 12.

Jetawo-Winter said the agency will capture all baseline health information, and bio-data of all residents.

This, she said, will form the bedrock of standardization of operations of the scheme.

The executive secretary added that the identification of the poor and special populations including people living with disabilities will also take place during the registration.

She noted that an insurance card would be issued to every individual registered under the scheme.

According to her, enrolment would commence once the cards have been issued.

Jetawo-Winter added that with the registration card, coverage averages out to a little less than N25 per day.

She said that those registered will enjoy health benefits covered under the scheme such as maternal and child care services, emergency care services and minor surgeries.

Others, she said were everyday ailments, chronic illnesses such as diabetes and high blood pressure, preventive health education, among other benefits.

The executive secretary called on relevant stakeholders to continue to support the state government in its efforts to provide universal health coverage to all Kwarans.

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