Health insurance for the people of Ondo state is the best way to go to avoid catastrophic situation.
The Permanent Secretary of Ondo the State Ministry of Information and Orientation, Mr. Niran Adeyemo stated this during an interactive session between the staff of the Ministry and a delegation of the State Contributory Health Commission at the headquarters of the Ministry in Akure.
He added that the combined financial support by the state government and the people would go a long way in tackling financial problems while seeking medical attention.
In his presentation , the head of business department of the health commission, Dr. Tolu Ademujimi commended Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for assenting to the bill as passed by the State House of Assembly, thereby making health insurance mandatory for the people of the state.
Dr. Ademujimi explained that the scheme would eliminate bottlenecks facing the people while seeking medical treatment, adding that the scheme also covers emergency and surgery.
He noted that developed countries are operating health insurance because government alone cannot finance the health sector as well as guarantee quality and affordable healthcare services.
Ademujimi disclosed that parents with four children would benefit from the scheme, adding that pregnant women and children under 5 are currently enjoying the scheme in the state as bankrolled by the state government under the Abiyamo programme.