A member representing Kaduna South Constituency in the House of Representatives, Alhaji Mukhtar Ahmad Morovia has enrolled five hundred people into Kaduna Health Contributory Scheme to alleviate their plight in accessing quality health Care.
Speaking to newsmen shortly after launching the enrollment excercise in Barnawa, Alhaji Mukhtar Morovia said pregnant women, Children from Zero to five years and elderly people are the targeted beneficiaries.
Represented by it Chairman Committee of Health Insurance Scheme, Mr Danladi Mohamnmed Shiroro noted that, the initiative was to support the less previledged especially those that cannot afford quality health care.
He also pledged to increase thirty beneficiaries every month to pave ways for other vulnerable people to benefit from the Scheme.
According Mukhtar Morovia, over five million naira was spent to ensure that, the beneficiaries were enrolled in to the Scheme.
He however assured of continues initiating various programmes that could improve the well being of it’s people as a dividend of democracy.
Alhaji Mukhtar Morovia emphasized the need for wealthy individuals to to emulate the gesture which According to him, it would go along way in reducing challanges of spending huge money while accessing health care.
In a remark, Director General, Kaduna State Health Contributory Management Authority, Dr Abubakar Hassan revealed that, the idea of the scheme was to drastically reduce out of pocket spending in accessing health care especially among vulnerable people.
He reiterated the state government commitment towards providing quality and affordable healthcare services across the state.
Dr Hassan called on other private organizations and wealthy individuals to emulate such gesture by contributing their quarter in sponsoring vulnerable to benefit from the programme.
Since the inception of the present administration of Kaduna state government twenty fifteen, it has committed itself towards the funding of health care services for the vulnerable in the state by committing one percent of all its consolidated revenue funds to paying for healthcare services under the scheme.
“This effort is to consolidate on what the state government is doing in reducing the out-of-pocket spending in accessing health care services especially by vulnerable”
Some of the beneficiaries expressed gratitude for the assistance, saying that, it will go along way in reducing the hardship they encountered in acquiring health care needs.