The Kano State Government says it has enrolled 108,664 vulnerable persons into its healthcare scheme to enhance quality healthcare delivery at the grassroots.
The Executive Secretary, Kano State Contributory Healthcare Management Agency, Dr. Halima Mijinyawa stated this in Kano on Monday.
She said explained that the healthcare programme was being implemented under the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund in collaboration with the state and federal governments.
Dr. Mijinyawa said the enrolees comprised elderly persons, children under the age of five, pregnant women, people living with disabilities and their children, and those living with sickle cell anaemia.
Others are lepers, hearing-impaired, visually-impaired, mentally challenged and those living with HIV, among others.
According to her, the agency will ensure effective, qualitative and affordable healthcare delivery for all through sustainable healthcare financing.
The executive secretary said over 500 private and public healthcare facilities had been engaged and accredited to offer healthcare services to the beneficiaries.
She said the scheme also initiated an equity programme funded by the state government to take care of the health needs of vulnerable residents.
“Under the programme, we received two per cent from KHETFUND into agencies account and the money is used to fund healthcare of inmates in rehabilitation centres, Torrey homes and IDP camps”, she said.
The scheme, Dr. Mijinyawa said, supported over 10,000 pregnant women and children under five with funding from Save One Million Lives anchored by the Ministry of Health in the state.
She explained that the vision is to achieve UHC for residents of the state, and ensure that no one was left behind in accessing healthcare.
The executive secretary said the scheme would continue to provide affordable and quality healthcare to the enrollees.
She urged enrollees to take advantage of the opportunity by accessing quality healthcare.