Kano State government will enrol 553 people living with HIV/AIDS to access free health care services on all ailments as part of their allocation for the Integration into basic health care provision fund for the attainment of Universal healthcare coverage in the state.
The executive secretary of state contributory healthcare management Agency Dr Halima Muhammad Mijinyawa made the disclosure when she calls on the Director-General of the State Agency for the Control of AIDS in his office.
This was contained in a statement issued to PRIME TIME NEWS on Monday and signed by Aminu Bello Sani, the KSACAP Relations Officer.
Dr Mijinyawa said she was in the Agency to inform on the resolution for the selection of the eligible beneficiaries, and the criteria for the enrollment.
She explained that the Basic health provision fund is a federal government intervention that falls under the equity program of contributory health care scheme aimed at providing free health care service to the pregnant women, children under five, elderly, poorest of the poor, people with disabilities.
Earlier, the Director-General of the State Agency for the control of AIDS, Dr Sabitu Y. Shu’aibu Shanono said the integration of HIV/AIDS into the program is a welcome development and is coming up very time when the HIV/AIDS response world over was declined.
He applauded the state contributory healthcare Agency for paving way for the federal government to follow to enrolled HIV/AIDS client into the NHIS program and pleaded with the KSCHMA to increase the number of HIV/AIDS patient into the program.