Fifteen women with cancer and maternal related health concerns, who were recently enrolled in the Anambra State Health Insurance Scheme by the Anambra State Association-ASA-USA Women, have received their health insurance cards to enable them access healthcare services at designated centres.
Correspondent, Joseph Egbeocha reports that in addition to the fifteen beneficiaries that received their health insurance cards at Obiofia village hall Amichi in Nnewi South Local Government Area were fifty-seven others enrolled in the scheme by the association in December 2021.
Speaking at the event, the Anambra State Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs, Indigenous Artworks, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Kenneth Anierobi, described the sponsored enrollments as response to the “akuluouno” call of the government of the All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA in the State.
He expressed the hope that the scheme will be sustained and expanded through the support of other well-meaning individuals and organizations to enable more Ndi-Anambra have access to improved healthcare services.
The Nigerian Co-ordinator for ASA-USA Women, Dr Vero Okechukwu, who thanked Governor Willie Obiano for providing the platform that enables them touch more lives, encouraged the women to go for regular health check and use opportunities provided through the scheme to stay healthy and continuously contribute to societal development.
On her part, ASHIA Health Insurance Co-ordinator for ASA-USA Women, Mrs Ngozi Agajelu, who explained to the beneficiaries that health insurance scheme is on course, also called on more people and organizations to join hands in getting more people, regardless of economic status, to benefit from the scheme.
The beneficiaries, including Mrs Edith Okonkwo and Amaka Obidum, who thanked Governor Obiano, Anambra State Health Insurance Agency and ASA-USA Women for making quality healthcare services more affordable and accessible to them, expressed the hope that the in-coming administration of Professor Chukwuma Soludo will sustain and expand the scheme in order to cover more people.
Presentation of award to the Commissioner by ASA-USA Women featured at the event.