Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed has signed the State Health Insurance Agency Bill into law with a promise to support it with an initial seed capital of N200million.
Speaking during the signing ceremony at Government House, Ilorin, he said the agency will operate with contributions from other sectors like the consolidated funds, grants from donors and other agencies.
The Governor said the State Health Insurance Agency is part of the government’s commitment to human capital development noting that it has quality healthcare service and functional education as its main components.
He stated that the agency is saddled with provision of qualitative, affordable and accessible healthcare delivery for all the people of the state adding that apart from the N200 million grant from the state government, the scheme will be funded with one percent state consolidated fund, grants from donor agencies like World Bank and Pharm-Access.
Premium is to be paid by beneficiaries and other funds that may accrue to the agency and subsequently giving beneficiaries access to quality health care delivery.