The Oasis Reporters
March 15, 2021
The Edo State Government has said it has registered over 2,600 vulnerable persons that will benefit from the Equity Plan of the Edo Health Insurance Scheme.
In a statement, the Director General of Edo State Health Insurance Commission, Dr. Rock Amegor, said the state government intends to register 25,000 residents across the state’s 18 local government areas to access affordable health insurance under the Equity Plan.
He said the Equity plan is funded by the federal and state governments under the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) to provide free medical care for the vulnerable groups in the society.
According to him, “the BHCPF is targeting to register 25,000 residents across all 18 local government areas in Edo State. The Equity Plan provides health insurance cover for the vulnerable who do not have any source of livelihood.
“Those targeted under the Equity Plan are: children under 5years, physically challenged, the aged between 60 years and above, poor pregnant women, and persons living below poverty line ($1 per day).
Dr. Amegor said the beneficiaries of the equity plan will have access to quality and affordable medical care irrespective of their financial background.
He noted: “Presently, we have enrolled about 2,600 people in the BHCPF. We have over 40 teams registering people across the 18 LGAs of Edo State.