The Cross River State Authorities has reaffirmed its dedication in the direction of the complete implementation of well being insurance policies such because the Primary Healthcare Provision fund and medical health insurance insurance policies that may guarantee sustainable well being financing.
The Primary Healthcare Provision Fund programme and the medical health insurance scheme are estimated to focus on about a million and three million beneficiaries respectively throughout the 18 native authorities areas of the state.
Director Normal of the Cross River State Main Healthcare Improvement Company, Dr Janet Ekpenyong said this in Calabar when a staff from the state medical health insurance scheme and the Nationwide Well being Insurance coverage Scheme visited her to determine the extent of preparedness of the Company within the implementation of the scheme significantly within the space of infrastructural readiness and manpower availability.
The DG famous that the state authorities by way of the State Main Healthcare Improvement Company had educated healthcare suppliers to make sure that optimum providers have been offered below the very best circumstances always in the direction of the complete implementation of the Primary Healthcare Provision Fund coverage and different well being insurance policies that might push the state in the direction of the attainment of Common Well being Protection.
She famous that the programme which seeks to bridge the hole between the wealthy and the poor is predicted to supply providers to the weak class which embrace pregnant girls, kids below 5, low revenue earners in addition to the aged freed from cost.
She mentioned facility improve and renovation have been at present ongoing throughout the state in addition to the recruitment of well being employees to match client-health employees ratio as really useful for the fundamental well being care provision fund coverage implementation and World Well being Group.
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Dr Ekpenyong additionally reiterated that the state had put in place strict measures and mechanisms to make sure accountability all by way of the method.
Talking through the go to, the staff lead Dr David Ushie famous that with studies already compiled by unbiased enumerators, the state authorities has proven readiness to implement the programme within the state.
He said that with the collaboration between the state ministry of well being, State Main Healthcare Improvement Company and State Well being Insurance coverage Company, the focused inhabitants will probably be met and efficient providers provided always.
The Cross River State Well being Insurance coverage Scheme and the Primary Healthcare Provision Fund programme is predicted to be powered by the introduction of a complicated know-how in any respect ranges with the structure of various modules which incorporates: enrollment module, accounting module, reporting module, assist desk and claims module to assist in fast-tracking, efficient and environment friendly implementation of the challenge.
Additionally current on the assembly have been the Director of Administration CRSHIA, Mrs Beatrice Akonjom, the BHCPF focal individual, Mrs Ekaete Ekpenyong, Director of Finance SHIA, Dr John and different workers of the SHIA and the CRSPHCDA.