This was done to curb the spread of sickle cell in the state. Mrs Nwifuru announced this during the launch of the enrollement of 100 sickle cell disorder into the Ebonyi state health insurance scheme in collaboration with the state ministry of health.
“Health care delivery is part of the people charter of needs outlined by the Executive Governor of the State Rt Hon Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru, and as such it is her ernest desire to promote health service delivery in Ebonyi state”.
The first lady described Sickle cell disease as a lifelong condition that requires consistent and often costly medical care, with high level of death which is very preventable if attended to properly and early, hence the decision to enroll the sickle cell warriors into the Ebonyi state health insurance scheme.
‘Today, I am here to flag off the enrollment of 100 sickle cell patients into Ebonyi State Health Insurance Agency for easy and timely assessment of health care services to show our readiness in partnering with EBSHIA to give quality health care services to our people’.
Mrs. Nwifuru further explained that the enrollment shows their commitment to the people of the state to provide quality health care delivery for all as captioned in the peoples charter of needs. It also shows that the current government will continue to ensure the attainment of Universal Health.
“The enrollment of 100 sickle cell patients into the Ebonyi State Health Insurance Agency is a testament to our commitment to leaving no one behind. It is a pledge that in Ebonyi State, every citizen, regardless of their health status or economic circumstances, will have access to the healthcare they deserve”, Nwifuru said.
Speaking during the event, the commissioner for health, Dr Moses Ekuma, Dr Oluomachi Nnachi a Hematologist, Dr Nwukor Samuel a Consultant Pediatrician and Dr Uche Nwedu a Gynecologist, explained the sickle cell disorder and how it affects children, adult and pregnant women, the causes of sickle cell, the treatment and how it can be treated and prevented.
The executive Secretary, Ebonyi State Health Insurance Agency, Dr Divine Igwe appreciated the wife of the Governor, for her support and dedication to the quality health care delivery. He also gave an overview of the agency and how Ebonyi people can benefit from it.