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General News of Friday, 3 December 2021

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Vulnerable Osun citizens get health insurance cards

Adegboyega Oyetola Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, on Thursday, commenced mass distribution of Osun Health Insurance cards to 69,273 vulnerable citizens in the state.

Osun Health Insurance Agency has successfully enrolled 69,273 vulnerable persons who have been receiving healthcare services in the last two years under the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund.

A statement by Ismail Omipidan, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, said Oyetola while speaking at the flag-off ceremony, held at Ede High School, Ede, explained that the ceremony marked a watershed in the administration’s quest to ensure that no one was left behind in accessing qualitative healthcare.

“To further strengthen the scheme, we have consistently paid the government’s share of public servants’ health insurance premium which is 3% of workers basic salary and paid the equity grant meant for the provision of treatment and care for the vulnerable/less privileged people in the State free of charge, making us the second in the entire Federation to do so. Osun traditionalists shelve march on Iwo as Oyetola intervenesOsun constituency bars members from contesting governorship against Oyetola.

“The programmes have just been completed and the enrolled patients are already receiving treatment for TB across the State, as part of the OHIS Equity Programme for vulnerable persons,” he said.

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