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3 Million Vulnerable Residents Targeted For Free Healthcare

According to Mr. Adelaja Abereoro, the General Manager, National Health lnsurance Authority (NHlA) in the Ilorin zone, Nigeria is set to provide free healthcare services to over three million vulnerable across the country.

On Tuesday, Mr. Abereoro, who supervises Kwara, Kogi, and Niger State, revealed this in Ilorin while addressing the monthly eForum of Heads of Federal Agencies, Departments, and Parastatals in Kwara.

In his opinion, the most vulnerable people across the country are incapacitated to pay for health services they needed which informed the decision of the Federal Governments’ decision to provide free healthcare.

“There is a plan by the Federal Government in the new reviewed Act of the National Health lnsurance Authority (NHlA) to provide free medical treatment to over 3 million vulnerable to alleviate their sufferings.”

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The general manager called on the state governments to complement the effort of the federal government by establishing health insurance agencies to allow more people access to quality healthcare delivery services.

He said Nigeria cannot achieve a comprehensive healthcare delivery without the support of the states and other stakeholders in the health sector.

Abereoro also advised lawmakers at the state Houses of Assembly and National Assembly to embark on a health insurance scheme as their constituency project to assist the health needs of Nigerians, especially those at the grassroots.

He pointed out that the services of the scheme have been updated in consonance with global best practices, stating that the scheme now covers general medical check-ups.

He stated that under the reviewed act of the scheme, NYSC members are now eligible for free healthcare services from the day of their mobilisation till the end of their service year, including those who are pregnant during the service year.