Osun to enrol 19,000 retirees in health insurance scheme

03 November 2023 | 12:55 pm

by adminnigeriareports

The Osun Government has given the directive to enrol 19,000 retirees from the state in its health insurance scheme.

The Executive Secretary, Osun Health Insurance Scheme, Dr Rasak Akindele, said the agency has been directed by Governor Ademola Adeleke to enrol all retirees in the state in the health scheme.

Akindele disclosed this on Thursday on the sidelines of the quarterly meeting of the OHIS management and accredited Health Care Providers which took place at the Government Secretariat in Abere.

According to the OHIS boss, the registration of the beneficiaries, totaling 19,000, would commence immediately.

Akindele also stated that Governor Adeleke would present the retirees their enrollment cards later.

“The governor has given the order that we should enrol all pensioners in the state on the scheme,” he said.

“All of them came out in their large numbers to vote during the election, and they deserve to be compensated.

“It is not even compensation; it is their right because they have a right to good health at that age having served the state for that long.

“In fact, the governor is going to present their identity cards in commemoration of his first-year anniversary celebration. No matter the location, we have hospitals everywhere in Osun State. The number of beneficiaries is 19,000 in all.”

Speaking on the outcome of the meeting with the healthcare providers, Akindele said there is need to have feedback from them.

He said that it would be appropriate to know the problems they are encountering and how the government can solve the problems, because they say where there is no law, there can’t be crimes.

“If we understand the problems, we can solve the problems together with them. If there are infringements later, then we can now sanction through the means of law,” Akindele said.

 

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