Nine Hundred and twenty Vulnerable Persons from five local Government areas of the state have so far been enrolled into the state Contributory Health-care Management Scheme.
Commissioner, Yobe State Ministry for Health Dr. Muhammad Lawan Gana disclosed this while speaking to newsmen shortly after supervising enrolment exercise at Gwange Primary Health Centre in Damaturu the state capital.
Dr. Lawan Gana said the exercise aimed at ensuring that most vulnerable persons in the society are enrolled.
He said the methodology of the exercise is that the team of the Agency visit Vulnerable Persons at their ward levels to enrol them into the scheme.
He further explained that beneficiaries of the scheme are entitled to healthcare services such as anternatal health care services, prevention, screening for non communicable diseases, treatment of minor ailments among others.
He added that the health care package is very important as it covers the minimum requirements of individual’s health needs.
The Commissioner also said people under the scheme would benefit from referral services in a situation where that their case is above the limit of primary healthcare services.
During the supervision of the enrollment exercise, the Commissioner was accompanied by the Executive Secretary state Contributory Health-care Management Scheme Dr. Babagana Tijjani and other key officials of the state Ministry for Health.