The Edo State Government has said it had registered over 2,600 vulnerable persons that would benefit from the Equity Plan of the state Health Insurance Scheme.
The Director General of Edo State Health Insurance Commission, Dr Rock Amegor, who disclosed this in a statement issued in Benin on Sunday,said the state government intended to register 25,000 residents across the 18 local government areas of the state to access affordable health insurance under the Equity Plan.
The Equity plan, Amegor added, was funded by the federal and state governments under the Basic Health Care Provision Fund, BHCPF, to provide free medical care for the vulnerable groups in the society.
According to him, “the BHCPF is targeting to register 25,000 residents across all 18 local government areas in Edo State. The Equity Plan provides health insurance cover for the vulnerable who do not have any source of livelihood.”
“Those targeted under the Equity Plan are: children under 5years, physically challenged, the aged between 60 years and above, poor pregnant women, and persons living below poverty line, that is $1 per day,” he added.
Dr Amegor said the beneficiaries of the equity plan would have access to quality and affordable medical care irrespective of their financial background.
“Presently, we have enrolled about 2,600 people in the BHCPF. We have over 40 teams registering people across the 18 LGAs of Edo State,” he disclosed.
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