The Anambra State Health Insurance Agency has registered about thirty four thousand persons (34000) under the scheme within six months since its inception in the state.
Dr. Simeon Onyemaechi, the Executive Secretary of the Agency made this known recently when the I-WITNESS CREW engaged him on a CHAT that sought to know how the Agency is making efforts in providing accessible, quality and affordable healthcare services to the people of Anambra State.
In his words “You know the Agency was launched in September 2018 by His Excellency, Governor Willie Obiano. But we commenced full operations about six months ago.
In addition, the Agency has through its fruitful engagement with the community leaderships, market unions, churches and others enrolled about 34000 persons!.
Furthermore, he said; ” It costs only a thousand 1000 naira a month and twelve thousand naira (12000) a year to enjoy all the services covered under the scheme.
Some of the services include; Malaria treatment, Ante-natal care, delivery, Surgeries like Appendectomy, Caesarian Section …. and several others”
“Whatever the cost of treatment or any Surgeries/Procedures mentioned above carried out is, the beneficiary under the scheme would only need to pay just 10% of the total cost; that is, if the total bill is N128,000, the ASHIA beneficiary would only pay 12,800 and the Agency pays the balance to the hospital”, Dr. Onyemaechi concluded.
Corroborating his story, Mrs. Nwoye Amaka, a pregnant woman who registered with ASHIA and accesses healthcare services at St. Theresa’s Specialist Hospital and Maternity, Umeobika Drive, Enu-Ifite Awka could not hide her joy in appreciating Governor Willie Obiano for establishing the Agency.
She said; ” Once you’ve enrolled with ASHIA and has identified any hospital of your choice i.e ASHIA accredited, you don’t need to pay for opening a card in the hospital or pay for consultation in order to access healthcare services anywhere in the state.
You don’t need to express any fear or worry in whatever healthcare service you want to access, Surgery is inclusive because you would only pay 10% of your total cost.
Besides, Personally, at this moment, I’m a complete beneficiary and I can testify to the fact that ASHIA is working!.
Have you registered? Contact any of their desk officers in your LGA and start enjoying all the services covered by the scheme.
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