June 9, 2023
Sokoto targets 800,000 under contributory health scheme Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal

Sokoto targets 800,000 under contributory health scheme

From Umar Danladi Ado, Sokoto

Sokoto State Government has disclosed that the newly launched Contributory Health Scheme is targeting 20 per cent of its residents by 2021.

The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Muhammad Ali Inname said this to commemorate this year’s Universal Health Coverage.

The commissioner maintained that the scheme targeted four million people as required by the International Universal Health Coverage.

While calling on residents of the state to observe all protocols against COVID-19, he said the state was targeting about four million people out of which only 10 per cent of such are currently on the list.

According to him, once someone registers and makes a payment of N12, 000 per annum, such persons do not need to stress themselves on any health challenges.

“I am calling on those with health challenges, especially the association of people living with HIV, those with diabetes and others to take the advantage of this programme and enroll their members,” he advised.

While thanking the World Health Organisation (WHO) for its support to the state health care, Inname explained that UNICEF has offered to pay for 10,000 children who are less-privileged to benefit from the scheme.

In his remarks, the state coordinator of WHO, Malam Sani Magaji, assured that the organisation was always ready to partner with the state in any capacity to improve the health sector.

Also speaking, the Director-General, Sokoto State Contributory Health Care Management Agency, Comrade Aminu Umar said the aim of the scheme was to make healthcare available to all.

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