A new roadmap for health care in Edo


OSAGIE OTABOR takes a look at benefits ahead of the domestication of the National Health care Act next year in Edo State.

 

From January 1, 2020, the Edo State Healthcare Insurance Scheme (ESHI), which is the domestication of the National Health Act, will take-off in the state.

The ESHI Agency came into existence with the assent to the Compulsory Health Insurance Bill by Governor Godwin Obaseki, and the launch of Social Health Insurance Scheme/Basic Healthcare Provision Fund (BHCPF).

With ESHI, residents in the state are expected to access quality healthcare provided they enrolled for the scheme.

To ensure smooth take-off of ESHI next year, Governor Obaseki provided N1 billion as the state government’s contribution to the scheme in next year’s budget and another N1billion for…



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