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Lalong flags-off social health insurance scheme



Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, on Tuesday, launched the state’s Contributory Health Care Management Agency, PLASCHEMA, and called on the state indigenes to avail themselves of the unique opportunity to enrol and gain access to quality healthcare.
Speaking at the occasion in Jos, Lalong said that the scheme was open for every resident of the state in both the formal and informal sectors, together with their families.
“Let me use this opportunity to, again, reassure the people of Plateau State that my administration will keep faith with its promise to leave lasting legacies in all sectors, including health,” he said.
He vowed that his administration would keep faith with its promise to leave lasting legacies in all sectors, including health.
“We have demonstrated this by completing projects such as the Riyom General Hospital after about 13 years since it was abandoned. Work has continued on other abandoned general hospitals in Kwal in Kanke Local Government Area and Mabudi in Lantang South. By this launch, we are equally commencing the enrolment of our citizens into the Plateau State Social Health Insurance Scheme,” he said.
He said that the event was a great step towards achieving the universal health coverage in the state which is in line with the Rescue Administration’s first pillar policy thrust of peace, security and good governance.
“The World Health Organisation, WHO, acknowledges health as a fundamental human right and this administration believes firmly in this assertion. This is because only the healthy can participate in economic and social activities that contribute to the development of their communities.
“We are also taking the training of health professionals to the next level as the Plateau State University Bokkos has concluded plans for the take-off of the Faculty of Health Sciences. This is backed up with the establishment of a proposed teaching hospital,” Lalong added.

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