Wife of Kwara Governor advocates Universal Health Coverage

By Tunde Akanbi, Ilorin

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The Kwara State Governor's wife, Dr Olufolake Abdulrazaq (Middle)

The Wife of the Kwara State Governor, Dr Olufolake Abdulrazaq has advocated a Universal health coverage system in the state.

Dr Abdulrazaq says “the programme is aimed at steming the tide of neonatal and maternal mortality rate.”

The Governor’s wife was speaking when she met the Chairman, Kwara State House of Assembly Committee on Health, Razaq Owolabi, Commissioner for Health, Dr. Raji Razaq, Officials of the State Health Insurance Agency and EXARO Enterprise Solutions- the consortium handling the Kwara State Universal Health coverage.

Introducing the team and giving a background information about the Universal Health coverage, Owolabi explained that “the initiative was borne out of the government’s effort to look into the issue of the health scheme for the benefit of kwarans.”

The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Raji Razaq commended the Governor’s wife for her proactive steps towards improving health service delivery, urging her husband to champion the roll out campaign for the Universal Healthcare Coverage.

Implementaion of the Scheme 
The Executive Secretary of the State Health Insurance Agency, Dr. Olubunmi Jetawo-Winter, said efforts were ongoing for full implementation of the Insurance Scheme in the state.

According to him, the visit to the Office of the Governor’s wife is to give a progress report on the activities carried out by the agency and the consortium-EXARO

The team leader of the EXARO company, Mr. Giel Niekerl gave a brief introduction of the company and areas of coverage to implement their scope of work.

Mr. Niekerl highlighted other states where the company is presently operating and assured the Governor’s wife of quality service delivery.

 

Mercy Chukwudiebere