By Demola Akinyemi
Ilorin—Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State, yesterday, launched what he called an affordable health insurance scheme for residents of the state on the platform of Kwara State Health Insurance Fund with an initial N200 million.
Speaking at the launch of the programme in Ilorin, the governor said the scheme was packaged to provide low, affordable premium and associated quality healthcare for residents.
He particularly noted that the scheme would take his administration closer to the dream of universal healthcare for the people.
According to Governor Ahmed, “with daily contribution of N25, no more will citizens and residents of Kwara State be unable to access critical treatment because they cannot afford to pay hospital fees or buy prescribed drugs.”
In her speech, the executive secretary of the scheme, Dr. Olubunmi Jetawo-Winter, said registration of enrollees would commence on August 2 in all the 193 political wards in the state.
Also speaking, Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Mr. Ali Ahmad, enjoined political office holders to bankroll contribution of enrollees to enable people in the grassroots to benefit.