Over 50,000 residents of Nasarawa State are up to now enrolled with the Nasarawa State Well being Insurance coverage Company (NASHIA).
The Govt Secretary of NASHIA, Dr. Gaza Gwamna introduced yesterday when he gave an replace on the company’s program at a press convention in Lafia, capital of Nasarawa state.
Nevertheless, the NASHIA govt secretary said that as a result of state Treasury’s delay in beginning the deduction of salaries and claims of state officers and retirees to fund this system, solely the casual sector has begun entry to well being companies below the plan.
THISDAY revealed that organized labor within the state had just lately agreed that month-to-month deductions of three% of staff’ base wages and 1% of pension advantages ought to begin instantly and be transferred to the company to permit these teams of individuals entry to well being companies Statutory Well being Insurance coverage.
Nevertheless, the Govt Secretary famous that these beforehand enrolled within the casual sector to learn from this system have been principally the weak; particularly almajiri youngsters, orphans and aged folks whose payments have been financed by the state authorities and personal organizations.
Gwamna praised organized labor within the state for taking part in this system, however famous that officers and retirees would have entry to well being companies below the company as soon as their wages have been deducted to fund this system.
He stated, “Now we have registered all orphanages in Nasarawa State. These youngsters are within the medical health insurance funded by the state authorities. Due to the great coronary heart of Governor Abdullahi Sule, we did the identical with al’majiri youngsters.
“So far, now we have enrolled round 51,000 folks, and never all of them have paid their premium. Now we have a few of them whose premium has been paid by the federal authorities whereas others have their premium paid by the state authorities, which enhances the efforts of the federal authorities.
“Then now we have a number of the enrolled, whose premium was paid by some NGOs. There are at the moment round 32,000 individuals who have paid their premium and may go to hospital and have entry to well being companies, ”stated Gwamna.