Sunday, 5 February 2017

Arrangements In Top Gear Towards Implementation Of Universal Health Insurance Scheme in Anambra


Chukwuemeka Modilim

The State government says it will implement the Anambra State Universal Health Insurance Scheme this year to provide affordable and accessible health care to the people.
House of Assembly Chukwuemeka Modilim reports that the commissioner for health, Dr. Joe Akabuike, disclosed this during a budget interactive forum of the ministry with the Anambra state house o
...f Assembly committee on health held in Awka.
According to Dr Akabuike , the state government is renovating sixty- three primary health centers and fifteen general hospitals in the state to meet the standard of being selected as hospitals that will offer health insurance services to the people.
Dr Akabike revealed that in the next two months, the ministry of health will launch the Anambra state integrated medical Emergency services where any one who has any form of emergency can be attended to within a short time.
He maintained that these measures put in place by government will meet the health needs of the citizenry.
In his remark, the chairman, state House of Assembly committee on health, Dr Nnamdi Okafor, explained that the budget interaction forum was to appraise the performance of the ministry last year with a view to making amends where necessary.
Dr Okafor said that his committee was determined to avoid allocation of funds to areas that do not relate to health.
On his part, the Chief Medical Director, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University teaching Hospital, Awka, Dr Lawrence Ikeakor, informed the committee that the hospital has passed through series of accreditations by the medical and dental council of Nigeria and has also been upgraded for optimum performance.
Dr Ikeakor urged the committee to consider their budget proposal and ensure that it is incorporated into the final documents so that they will not have challenges accessing the fund in order to meet accreditation requirements and provide health care services to the people.

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