Monday, April 15, 2024

Ebonyi enrolls 4,000 pregnant women in health insurance – Official


Ebonyi State Well being Insurance coverage Company says it has enrolled not lower than 4,000 pregnant ladies throughout the 13 native authorities areas within the state in its medical insurance scheme.

Divine Igwe, the company’s government secretary, mentioned this in Abakaliki whereas briefing reporters after an enrolment train in Ohaukwu Native Authorities Space.

Mr Igwe mentioned the train is in collaboration with the state governor’s spouse pet mission– Higher Life for Rural Girls, Youngsters and Internally Displaced Individuals Basis.

“The beneficiaries will entry free well being companies corresponding to antenatal care and little one supply companies, together with people who contain medical operations.


“That is, nevertheless, not an encouragement for elevated being pregnant as many of the ladies have been pregnant earlier than being enrolled.

“The enrolment covers a one-year interval, and it’s anticipated that {couples} ought to pay attention to the cruel financial circumstances to plan their households,” he mentioned.

The manager secretary mentioned that 51,800 folks have been enrolled into the programme after the governor authorized the enrollment of the formal sector.

“The governor, throughout a summit by the company on 17 November 2023, introduced that the federal government would bankroll the enrolment of the state’s civil servants and now we have duly accomplished their enrolment.

“This has tremendously aided the growth of enrollment protection to extra residents of the state as we’re resolute in enhancing service supply to beneficiaries.

“We’ve partnered with extra healthcare suppliers within the state to make sure entry to a variety of healthcare companies, together with antenatal and little one supply companies amongst others,” he mentioned.

He mentioned the company had enhanced its profit packages which embrace further companies corresponding to dental care, psychological well being companies and maternity care.

“We’ve embraced digital know-how to streamline our operations and enhance effectivity.

“We’ve applied a digital platform for enrollment, claims processing and member communication, making it simpler for our beneficiaries to entry and utilise their medical insurance advantages.

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“We’ve additionally carried out a number of group outreach and well being schooling campaigns to boost consciousness on the significance of medical insurance,” he mentioned.

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Nkechi Echiegu, workforce lead of the governor’s spouse pet mission lauded Ebonyi State Well being Insurance coverage Company for its intervention, saying that it has helped to enhance the wellbeing of girls and youngsters within the state.

“We realise that newborns nonetheless have to be catered for and we urge well-meaning people and organisations to sponsor their enrolment.

“The insurance coverage scheme testifies to the enormous strides of the governor within the well being sector which has ensured improved service supply,” she mentioned.

Promise Chukwuka, one of many beneficiaries thanked the state authorities for the scheme and known as for the enrolment of extra ladies.

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