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Katsina to increase health care enrollment for citizens to 700,000 in 2022

 

The Katsina State Government, through its monthly press briefing, disclosed that targeted number of enrollment in the State Contributory Health Care Management Agency would, in 2022, increased to 700,000.

The Director General, Katsina State Contributory Health Care Management Agency (KTSCHMA), Mal Muhammed Ibrahim, made the disclosure in Katsina while update journalists on the performance of the Agency since its commencement six months ago.

He said the State currently has 341,675 people who enrolled in the scheme as 288,675 are Government workers and 53,000 are private individuals have so far enrolled.

Mal Ibrahim revealed that the Agency would, among other activities, enrol students of higher institutions and to embark on sensitization campaign to residents of the State, especially those in rural areas, to meet the set objective.

According to him, the organization will again encourage individuals to enrol in the scheme via affordable monthly contribution.

DG KTSCHMA “We have our work plan to enrol more people for the scheme this year 2022. Our target is 700,000 people before the end of the year,, and we have begun work on that already. Since the program is open to those eighteen above, it is our plan to enrol students in our higher institutions for the scheme since it is presumed that students in higher institutions should be eighteen and above.

“We are also going to embark on community-based enrollment and constituency-based enrollment whereby lawmakers could register residents in their various constituencies to ensure that they enjoy medical facilities in all the participating hospitals in the scheme” he stated.

The KTSCHMA boss said the State Government had made available one percent of the Consolidated fund revenue in the 2022 budget as the take-off grant for the agency, saying the Agency would start accessing the fund from this January.

“With the level of our performance within the shortest time that we began operation, we have been able to register the 288,675 enrolls from the formal sector and the 53,000 from the informal sector. Our target, as I said, is to reach 700,000 before the end of this year (2022) and we are not relenting to meet the target.”

Mal Muhammad Ibrahim said the State’s two Emirates of Katsina and Daura had assisted the Agency a lot in the enrollment of those in the informal sector, adding that with the work plan put in place, the targeted number of 700,000 would be achieved.

‘”Governor Aminu Masari wants every resident in the State to have access to qualitative and affordable health care, and we are working in collaboration with the 422 Health Care facilities participating in the scheme across the State to make this a reality, ” he said.

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