Nigeria – The Executive Secretary, Anambra State Health Insurance Agency, Dr. Simeon Onyemaechi says health insurance scheme remains the surest way to achieve Universal Health Coverage.
Dr. Onyemaechi disclosed this while having a meeting with the directors of the agency’s medical providers, held at Professor Dora Akunyili Women Development Centre, Awka.
Health Correspondent, Chibuzor Okoye reports that while addressing the managers of the agency implementing medical providers, the ASHIA boss who thanked them for their mutual relationship, noted that the meeting was to ensure that the quality of service their enrollees receive from the providers remains topnotch and equally align with international best practices.
Dr. Onyemaechi who is also the Special Adviser to Governor Willie Obiano on Health revealed that the agency has delisted some medical providers who engage in unethical conducts and sharp practices and warned that they will not hesitate to sanction any medical facility that fail to discharge it’s duty as stipulated on the terms of agreement of service.
The ASHIA boss maintained that the main goal of the scheme is to serve Ndi Anambra and other residents of the State, quality health which is accessible and affordable to all persons, in the context of Governor Obiano’s vision of providing Ndi Anambra, healthcare system that is globally acceptable.
Two of the participants, Dr. Izunna Gbasiede and Dr. Innocent Okoye, described the meeting as fruitful and revealed their relationship with the agency as cordial.
Dr. Onyemaechi also used the occasion to introduce the Anambra Mobile Health Insurance, which is the latest innovation from the agency.
The meeting which had in attendance Managers of ASHIA, medical providers across the state climaxed with question and answer session.