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Kaduna govt aims to achieve Health Care Coverage

Deputy governor of Kaduna State, Dr Hadiza Balarabe

Kaduna State government says over four hundred thousand residents have been enrolled into the state Contributory Health Scheme aimed at increasing access to Basic Health Care Services

Deputy Governor of the state Dr Hadiza Balarabe stated this during the Flagged off ceremony on the Identification and Enrollment Excercise for the Beneficiaries of the Basic Health Care Provision Fund held in Kaduna.

According Dr Hadiza Balarabe explained the first set of the beneficiaries are which include the elderly, people living with disabilities, children under 5 years of age and pregnant women would be enrolled to benefit from the program at no cost to them.

The Deputy governor said that, Kaduna State had Accredited about 300 Health Care facilities at both Primary and Secondary levels of care to deliver the services.

Dr Balarabe said the Kaduna Government had also earmarked 1% of its Consolidated Revenue Funds (CRF) to the Authority for the provision of free health care services to the vulnerable population in the state.

Kaduna State Commissioner for health, Dr Amina Mohammed Baloni stated that, Kaduna State being one of the Beneficiaries of fund, qualified after meeting the federal government criteria including the establishment contributory health scheme to provide access quality and affordable health to all residents of the State.

Federal government initiated the Basic health services for vulnerable people to benefit from the scheme.

Aminu Dalhatu

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