As the world marks the international universal health coverage day, Ondo state government says it is targetting over 400,000 residents within its first year of operation for contributory health scheme.

 

General Manager of The Ondo State Contributory Health Commission (ODCHS) Dr Abiodun Oyeneyin told orange fm in akure that government’s target is to have at least 10 per cent of the about 4.6 million of Ondo State residents with health insurance cover.

 

Oyeneyin said the commission has appealled to the organized labour unions to continue conversation with civil servants to key into the formal sector plan of ODCHC in earnest.

 

He explained that the state government has committed itself to paying a certain premium for the benefit of the pregnant women and under 5 years old children in the state.

 

He tasked government, citizens and donors to contribute to the scheme, adding that health insurance is the most effective and eveidence-based contributory mechanism for health across the world through resources pooling.

 

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