Kwara state government has revealed that the Kwara Health Insurance Scheme (KHIS) codenamed KwaraCare will increase access to quality Healthcare among residents of the state.
The Senior Special Assistant to Kwara state governor on Media and Publicity, Dr Muideen Akorede stated this today during a chat with newsmen in his office.
Akorede said KwaraCare improves on Community Health Insurance Scheme (CHIS) introduced by the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki during his tenure as Kwara State governor.
He noted that CHIS kicks off in three local government areas but Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed extended it to 10 councils.
The governor’s Spokesman explained that KwaraCare will allow all residents of the state to access quality and qualitative healthcare services within 500meters.
He disclosed that the state government earmarks N100million for the scheme to allow smooth take off.
Akorede revealed that the annual subscription for KwaraCare is cheap and affordable, he thereby encourage residents of the state to subscribe for programme.
His words: “Kwara State Health Insurance Scheme is another laudable programme of his excellency, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed to enhance well being of the people and increase access to quality healthcare services irrespective of your social or economic status.”
Akorede hinted that the state government has upgraded and equipped health facilities across the state to ensure people get better services anywhere they visit.
He added that Kwara State Health Insurance Agency has partnered with NHIS and some HMOs to ensure subscribers get best services.