Nasarawa State Health Insurance Agency takes Sensitization to Nassarawa Eggon and Akwanga LGAs.
The Executive Secretary, Nasarawa State Health Insurance Agency (NASHIA), Dr Gaza Gwamna, and his team yesterday paid a sensitization visit to Nassarawa Eggon and Akwanga Local Government Areas.
The aim of the visit was to inform residents of the two local governments of the arrangement to commence enrollment for civil servant in all the 13 Local Government and Development Areas into the state health insurance scheme
ES Represented by Director Planning ,Research, Statistics and ICT Dr Simon Eric Istifanus explained the importance and the many benefits of enrolling in health insurance.
According to him, enrolling in health insurance is mandatory, noting that his agency is ready to give all residents of the state qualitative and affordable health care services without financial hardship.
He, therefore, charged residents of the two local governments to make efforts to enroll in the scheme. He also called on the enrollees of the scheme to always give feedback or report to his agency any abnormality they observe for immediate action, reiterating that the Agency's doors are open to attend to challenges encountered at their selected facilities.
The ES also encouraged the enrollees to be conversant with the benefit packages of the NASHIA so as not to be shortchanged by any service provider or health facility and vowed to sanction any facility that provides services below expectation.
Speaking, the Chairman, Nassarawa Eggon Local Government, represented by the Director Personnel Management, Mr Dominic Bawa, expressed their readiness to key into the scheme.
He also promised to mobilize, educate and create more awareness to people on the need and importance of the scheme.
On his part, the Chairman Akwanga Local Government Area, Safiyanu Isa, applauded the State government for establishing health insurance Agency and the efforts and support they are giving to ensure the attainment of Universal Health CoverageUHC) in the state.
He emphasized that the scheme will be of immense help to residents of the state, especially, when in need of health services as according to him, “no one knows when illness will come.”