Pensioners earning below eighteen thousand Naira to access free healthcare under the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund, Executive Secretary Kano State Contributory Healthcare Management Agency (KSCHMA) Dr. Halima Muhammad Mijinyawa says.
In a statement issued to PRIME TIME NEWS on Tuesday and signed by the Public Relations Officer, Kano State Contributory Healthcare Management Agency, Muhammad Nura Yusuf said that the ES made the statement during the engagement meeting with the leadership of Nigerian Union of Pensioners Kano state chapter and the leadership of the forty four local government of the union at Tahir Guest Palace in the state capital.
Dr. Halima added that, Kano state government has already provided fund for the enrolment of the 10,000 pregnant women and 10,000 children under the age of five into the vulnerable program of the scheme.
The children from the Nassarawa children home, Torrey home Tudunmaliki and children from the IDP camp Mariri are among the first beneficiaries enrolled in to the scheme.
She also appreciated the efforts of the development partners such as Clinton Health Access Initiative CHAI, Lafiya project for their support in the implementation of the scheme which she described as worthy of commendation.
On his part the chairman of Nigerian Union Of Pensioners Kano state chapter comrade Salisu Ahmad Gwale said that the inclusion of pensioners into the scheme is a welcome development and timely, and urged the members to listen attentively so that they will send the right message to their members, he then wished the participant fruitful deliberations.
On their different remarks the state team lead of Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) Isma’il Yusuf and representative of lafiya project Mallam Shamsu Sani described the agencies’ activities as a positive step forward in achieving universal Health Coverage.