Healthcare: Ogun pays N200m grant for basic healthcare for the poor

Emmanuel Adigwe

Ogun state government has stated that it has paid a total sum of N200million grant to the Basic Health Care Provision Fund as part of its resolution to manage the health scheme in the state.

Governor Dapo Abiodun disclosed this at the launch of the Basic Health Care Provision Fund and commencement of the Informal Sector Health Insurance Scheme at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta.

He said that the formal take-off of the health insurance scheme was another step towards capturing the all-important sector in social health safety.

“While our administration will continue to ensure that affordable and sustainable health care delivery system is provided in Ogun state, it is also imperative that we make it easily accessible to all our people.

“It is for this reason that we are gathered here to launch the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) as an effective gateway to the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and the formal take-off of Informal Sector Health Insurance Scheme towards improving the wellbeing, wellness, and welfare of the people of Ogun state.

“The BHCPF is a social health intervention fund that is targeted at providing basic health care services to the vulnerable crop of people such as pregnant women and children under-5, as well as the indigent people in the society.

“Let me assure that with the formal launch of BHCPF, the basic health care services will be provided to these categories of people that have been registered by the Ogun State Health Insurance Agency at no cost”, the governor stated.