Bauchi State Government has launched the enrolment of beneficiaries into the basic health care provision fund, NHIS gateway under the State Health Contributory Management Agency.
The Scheme is aimed at providing affordable health care services to people especially indigent and the vulnerable.
Forty five thousand people are to benefit from the intervention, comprising children under the age of five, adults and pregnant women that would be selected from the three hundred and twenty three political wards in the state.
Speaking at the occasion held at Liman Katagum, in Bauchi local government area, the State Commissioner for Health Dr. Aliyu Maigoro said the move was geared towards achieving Universal Health Coverage, UHC.
Dr. Maigoro explained that with the advent of Basic Health Care Provision Fund and COVID 19 Pandemic, both nationals and sub nationals were re-strategizing to ensure provision of health care services to the people.
The State Programme Manager USAID Funded Project, Integrated Health Programme, Dr. Siaka Alhassan on behalf of other partners assured Bauchi state government of their continued support towards making the state self reliant in health care delivery for its people.
The Executive Chairman of the State Hospital Management Board Dr. Samaila Dahuwa who argued that health insurance was problematic and challenging all over the globe said strategies must be put in place to overcome the problems.
Also speaking the Chairman Bauchi local government Alhaji Mahmoud Baba Maji assured the state government of the support of people in the area towards achieving the desired goal.
During the event a symbolic presentation of cheques of seventy eight thousand and ninety Naira to twenty health facilities for the month of March and enrollment cards to benefiting enrollees.