Kogi State Government has taken the commitment of providing quality and affordable healthcare for its citizens through a newly established health insurance agency.
Speaking about this laudable programme during the visit of the health insurance managers to his office, the Hon. Commissioner for Information and Communications, Evang Kingsley Fanwo said healthcare delivery is one of set goals and thematic areas of the Bello- led administration.
He also said government has the responsibility to take the chunk of the health liabilities of the people.
“Healthcare delivery is one of the cardinal goals we set to achieve and one of the thematic areas”
“People must have access to healthcare and be able to afford healthcare. Government has the responsibility of taking the chunk of health liabilities of the people and that is the reason we have come up with the agency.”
He said the state government would continue to give healthcare priority attention, explaining that a larger percentage of the year 2020 budget had been devoted to the health sector.
Fanwo praised the leadership of the new agency, noting government had no doubt in their capability at providing ever ready services to justify their given mandate.
While promising adequate sensitisation of the programme through the state owned media, the state information boss encouraged the people of the state to key into the health scheme and reap of its benefits.
The Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mr. Peter Stephen urged the management of the agency to remain in collaboration with ministry for greater success.
The Executive Secretary of the Agency, Dr. Kunle Aledare had earlier said the team was on a familiarisation visit to the ministry.
He demanded for sensitisation of the health insurance scheme at the grassroots.