Ogun To Flag Off “Araya” In 13 LGAs

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Ogun State Government has unveiled its readiness to activate its Community Base Health Insurance Scheme ‘ARAYA’ in the remaining 13 Local Government Areas in the State.
The State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun stated this at the presentation of the 2016 Appropriation Bill tagged ‘Budget of Optimisation’ at the Ogun State House of Assembly in Abeokuta.

Governor Amosun explained that the Scheme had been activated in seven Local Government Councils in the previous years, emphasising that despite the financial constraint, efforts are being intensified to ensure that the health condition of the people particularly at the grass root is improved upon.

He maintained that two or more health centres in each Local Government of the State would be upgraded and equipped to the Ogun standard in order to reduce the burden on secondary and tertiary health institutions in the State revealing that the Conditional Cash Transfer Programme (CCT) ‘Gbomoro’ would continue in 2016 to ease the financial plight of pregnant women in child bearing age.
He noted that training and retraining of health workers would be given priority in the proposed Appropriation Bill to improve on their skills and service delivery.
Amosun pledged that his administration would upgrade and ensure provision of functional infrastructure in the health sector and as well introduce Performance Based Funding (PBF) to improve productivity among the health workers.
He also promised to sustain the present level of immunisation coverage, treatment of severe malaria and prevention of HIV/AIDs.
 “We must ensure that our resources are optimally allocated to deliver maximum return for our people. It is therefore critical for us to continue to collaborate, synergize and strengthen our partnership with all stakeholders in pursuit of our common goals to leave a legacy that endures”, he said.

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