Ogun State Government Plans New Health Insurance Scheme

Ogun state government is set to launch a new health insurance scheme that will cover all residents in the state.

The existing scheme covers children below the age of five, pregnant women and elderly citizens above the age of 70. The bill for the new scheme, drafted by the stakeholders in the state’s health sector, had been forwarded to the state house of assembly for consideration.

Health commissioner, Doctor Babatunde Ipaye, who made this known during a Rockcity FM programme “daybreak show”, said the bill before its passage into law will be sent to the national health insurance scheme (NHIS), who asked the state to initiate the process for its legalization.

Meanwhile, the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, has been provided with sophisticated equipment to undertake all forms of medical tests and treatment.

Ogun state health commissioner, Doctor Babatunde Ipaye, who made this known during a Rockcity FM programme “daybreak show”, said the new equipment would reduce oversea travel by Nigerians for medical treatment. He explained how the new equipment will be maintained to ensure optimal performance

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