Over 50,000 residents of Nasarawa State have to date been enrolled within the
Government Secretary of the NASHIA, Dr. Gaza Gwamna, disclosed this whereas giving an replace of the company’s programme at a information briefing in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital.
Nevertheless, the NASHIA government secretary defined that on account of delay by the state ministry of finance to begin deduction from salaries and entitlements of civil servants and pensioners of the state to fund the programme, solely the casual sector had commenced accessing well being care providers beneath the scheme.
THISDAY gathered that the organised labour within the state had just lately agreed that month-to-month deductions of three per cent of employees’ fundamental salaries and one per cent of pensioners’ advantages ought to begin immediately and be remitted to the company to allow these classes of individuals entry well being providers courtesy of the state medical health insurance scheme.
However, the manager secretary famous that these to date enrolled beneath the casual sector to profit from the programme had been principally the weak; particularly almajiri youngsters, orphans and the aged whose payments had been funded by the state authorities and personal organisations.
Gwamna, whereas commending the organised labour within the state for keying into the programme, identified that civil servants and pensioners would begin accessing well being care providers beneath the company as quickly as deductions had been created from their wages to fund the programme.
He stated: “We enrolled all of the orphanages in Nasarawa State. These youngsters are within the medical health insurance scheme sponsored by the state authorities. Due to the nice coronary heart of Governor
“As of at present, we’ve got enrolled about 51,000 individuals, not all of them have had their premium paid. Now we have a few of them whose premium have been paid by the federal authorities, whereas others had theirs paid by the state authorities which is complementing the efforts of the federal authorities.
“Then we’ve got a number of the enrollees whose premium have been paid by some NGOs. People who have their premium paid and may go to hospital and entry well being providers for the time being are about N32,000,” Gwamna maintained.