As part of continuous efforts at providing efficient health care delivery to the people, the Ogun State government says, over 30,000 indigenes have benefitted from the Community Based Health Insurance Scheme, tagged, ‘’Araya’’.
The wife of the Governor, Dr. (Mrs.) Olufunso Amosun who disclosed this at Araya Scale Up, held at Totoro Comprehensive Health Centre, Abeokuta, said the Scheme was created to deliver free healthcare services for pregnant women and children under the age of five, urging members of the community to register, so as to benefit from the programme.
“I would like to reiterate that the health care services here would be free for pregnant women and children under five. It is essential for you to have an Araya so as to be able to get free health care service. Yes, it is free and open to all members of the community, however you have to register under the Araya programme’’, Mrs. Amosun said.
Also speaking, the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye, stated that, additional 500 families would be registered during the Scale Up, adding that the number of facilities providing Araya services across the State is now 85.
The Commissioner therefore encouraged members of Totoro community to patronize the Health Centre, noting that the facility was put in place for the generality of the people but not for a selected class, even as it is being managed by a private body to ensure effective and efficient health care delivery to the citizenry.
Fifehan Ogunronbi and Soremekun Azeezat, on behalf of other beneficiaries, appreciated government’s effort on the free health services and the provision in their area.