600,000 ru­ral dwellers ben­e­fit from Kwara health in­sur­ance scheme

Daily Trust - - HEALTH - From Romoke W. Ah­mad, Ilorin

About 600,000 ru­ral dwellers in Kwara State now have ac­cess to pre­mium health ser­vices.

The state gov­er­nor, Al­haji Ab­dul­fa­tah Ahmed dis­closed this in Ilorin, the state cap­i­tal re­cently say­ing that the pro­gramme was un­der the state Com­mu­nity Health In­sur­ance Scheme (CHIS).

Ahmed spoke at the investiture/pre­sen­ta­tion of Lion Ay­obola Sa­muel as the Dis­trict-Gov­er­nor of Li­ons Club In­ter­na­tional, Dis­trict 404 B2, Nige­ria.

Rep­re­sented by the Sec­re­tary to the State Gov­ern­ment, Al­haji Isi­aka Gold, the gov­er­nor said plans were on the way to ex­pand the scheme across the state un­der the amended Kwara State Health In­sur­ance Law.

He said: “Con­se­quently, in order to en­sure ac­cess to af­ford­able and qual­ity health care, re­duce ex­clu­sion and so­cial dis­par­i­ties in health care cov­er­age, five gen­eral hos­pi­tals in the state have been ren­o­vated and equipped with state-of-the-art fa­cil­i­ties.

Ahmed com­mended the pos­i­tive im­pact Li­ons Club was mak­ing on the lives of Kwarans and urged the or­gan­i­sa­tion to keep the good work.

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