Kwara State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed on Thursday launched Kwara State Health Insurance Scheme, making it compulsory for all residents.
At the event in the state’s Banquet Hall, Ilorin, Governor Ahmed called on residents to register and take advantage of the state wide scheme to access affordable healthcare delivery in the state.
The governor maintained that the launching had taken the state closer to achieving the dream of universal health coverage by making the scheme compulsory to all citizens and residents.
According to the governor, “the Kwara Health Insurance Law also provides for the establishment of the Kwara Health Insurance Fund.”
Governor Ahmed disclosed that an initial N200m had been set aside as the state’s capitalization of KHIF to ensure the scheme is well funded.