Governor of Ondo state, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has said his administration will soon begin the state contributory insurance health scheme.
Akeredolu who said the scheme will commence in the next one month, disclosed that Board members for the scheme have been put in place.
The Governor disclosed this at St. Patrick’s Anglican Church, Owo where he received the 2018 St. Patrick’s Honours and Award.
Akeredolu, who is the Chancellor of Owo Anglican diocese assured that the Health Insurance Scheme will addressany issues confronting the health sector in the state.
He said “The state contributory insurance health scheme is already on board. The bill has been passed, the members of the Board haave been put in place. In the next one month, the scheme will take off. “
Akeredolu signed the contributory Health Scheme into law on February 6, 2018 during the signing of the 2018 appropriation bill into law.
According to the Governor, the contributory Health Scheme will ensure that every residents of the state has access to good health care services.
“The bill will ensure that all residents of Ondo State have financial protection, physical access to quality and affordable health care service
“It will Protect families from the financial hardship posed by huge medical bills and Regulate the rise in the cost of health care services
“The bill will ensure that the poor and vulnerable have guaranteed basic minimum package as defined under the National Health Act and equitable distribution of health care costs across different income groups
“The contributory Health Scheme will maintain high standard of health care delivery services within the Health Sector and ensure Efficiency in health care service delivery
“It will Improve and harness private sector participation in the provision of health care services and ensure appropriate patronage at all levels of the health care delivery system
“It will also ensure the availability of alternate sources of funding to the health sector for improved services.” Akeredolu explained.