Over 50,000 Nasarrawa residents registered for health insurance

Over 50,000 Nasarrawa residents registered for health insurance

 
The Executive Secretary of Health Insurance Agency Nasarrawa State, Dr.

Gaza Gwamna, announced that over 50 000 residents from the informal sector in Nasarawa state have registered and are currently benefiting from the health Insurance Scheme.

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This was made know by Dr Gwamna, while giving an update of the programme at a news briefing in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital Thursday.

According to him, those registered under the informal sector for the programme were mostly the vulnerable especially almajiri children, orphans and the aged whose bills had already been funded by the state and federal governments, private organizations and individuals.

He also said that those from the formal sector especially civil servants in the state would access health care services under the programme as soon as deductions from their wages to fund the scheme commence.

While applauding the organized labour in the state for keying into the programme, Dr.

Gwamna however said the agency would step up awareness campaigns to the rural areas to ensure more residents embrace the programme.

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Over 50,000 Nasarrawa residents registered for health insurance

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