BENIN CITY – The Edo State Government has urged members of the state branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to take advantage of the state government health insurance scheme to access quality and affordable health services.
Director General, Edo State Health Insurance Commission, Dr. Rock Amegor, said this while addressing members of the NBA in Benin City, during a sensitisation programme, noting that the government is passionate about sustaining ongoing reforms in the health sector.
According to him, “Edo State Health Insurance Scheme’s mandate includes providing access to quality and affordable healthcare to all residents of Edo State regardless of their economic or financial status, which will help them reduce out-of-pocket spending on healthcare.
“The scheme has plans for everyone, regardless of their social or professional pedigree. The Equity Health Plan has provision for vulnerable persons in the society, while the student health plan is for students in tertiary institutions in the state.
“The Formal Health Plan is for civil servants and private organised sector; the Informal Health Plan covers entrepreneurs and artisans, while the Enhanced Private Health Plan has provision for persons who need more robust healthcare services.”
He urged members of the association to key into the health scheme to enjoy its immeasurable health benefits.