SSA Health Monitoring.
Dr. Michael Nwoko Calls On Political Leaders, Organizations To Assist Constituents To Subscribe For CHS.
Political leaders and Corporate Organizations across local government areas in the state have been called upon to assist their constituents to pay and subscribe for the Premium platform, under the State Contributory Health Scheme.
The Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Health Monitoring, Dr. Michael Nwoko, made the call while speaking on a Delta Television live Talk show, FOCUS.
Dr Nwoko, narrating the succeses recorded so far under the Contributory Health Scheme, said the program, a brain child of the state governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, presently had over 630,000 enrollees benefiting from the scheme.
He noted that Delta State rated number one, in health sector reforms and policies across the Nation, as it remained the first State to replicate a better version of the Federal Government’s National Health Insurance Scheme.
Dr Nwoko added that other States were beginning to emulate the Delta State model of the Health Insurance Scheme.
He stressed the need for a larger part of the informal sector to key into the Contributory Health Scheme, as the benefits derivable from it were enormous, including affording the enrollees the chance to access various degrees of health care even when such individuals may not have physical funds, thereby taking away the difficulties that came with “out of pocket expenses.
The SSA Health Monitoring however pointed out that often times, individuals in the informal sector such as farmers, market Women and artisans, are unable to register for the scheme due to financial constraints.
He said there was therefore need for called political leaders and Corporate Organizations to assist their constituents who are indigent in signing up for the scheme, to enable them access health care at facilities nearest to them.
The Senior Special Assistant explained that the Premium plan for the informal sector was seven thousand naira, per year, adding that leaders could pay for as much as ten or more constituents, which would benefit them greatly, as health is wealth.