Kaduna State government has launched its State Contributory Health Management Scheme to capture all civil servants and house holds across the State.
During the flag off ceremony in Kaduna, the State Deputy Governor, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe said, the scheme is aimed at increasing availability and access to healthcare delivery geared towards ensuring universal health coverage.
She disclosed that already, deductions have commenced for those already captured.
“We want to provide services that need basic minimum package in all primary, public, secondary and private health facilities”.
Dr. Hadiza therefore urged all civil servants in the State to register as there is already a list of accredited health facilities for the scheme.
“I call on all to support this course so that quality health services can be provided to them irrespective of their locations or work place,” she stressed.
The Director General, Kaduna State Contributory Heath Management Authority, KADCHMA, Aliyu Sa’idu said people have been yearning for quality health care, hence the establishment of the organization and subsequent flag off of the scheme.
“Starting from today, enrollees are expected to register and in no time, people will receive quality health care with financial risk protection”.
Sa’idu mentioned that, there is a robust health package for people not working only in the formal sector but also in the informal sector to register so that a strong pool can be provided to cover for all vulnerable population.
He confirmed that capturing has begun at the Ministry of Health and the Government House respectively.
Sa’idu said Third Party Administrators, TPAs who are partners of the scheme, assigned with the responsible of registering people will be sent to all MDAs across the State to commence capturing.
The DG promised that by Monday, all the TBAs will also be sent to the Local Government Councils to register enrollees.
“We will also advertise their offices and phone numbers in the media for easy accessability”.