Enugu state enrols residents into health insurance scheme

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The Enugu State Government says it has enrolled no fewer than 200,000 residents in its universal health insurance coverage scheme to ensure quality and affordable healthcare for its people.

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The Commissioner for Health, Prof. Ikechukwu Obi, disclosed this in an interview on Tuesday, that the 200,000 include those directly enrolled by the state government and those enrolled by philanthropists on behalf of their indigent community members.

The commissioner noted that, “Enrollment is open for all to provide quality and affordable healthcare to the indigent residents in their closest neighbourhood health facilities.

“Philanthropists and public-spirited individuals can enrol people with payment of N12,000 annually to cover health expenses in any participating hospital and Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) in the state for a year.”

Obi said that among the majority of the people