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Yobe health scheme beneficiaries to enjoy basic services

All vulnerable individuals enrolled on the Basic Health Provision Fund (BHCPF) of Yobe State would enjoy the basic health services of the scheme. The Commissioner…

All vulnerable individuals enrolled on the Basic Health Provision Fund (BHCPF) of Yobe State would enjoy the basic health services of the scheme.

The Commissioner for Health, Dr Muhammad Lawan Gana, disclosed this while supervising the ongoing enrolment exercise of 22,480 beneficiaries at Gwange Health Centre in Damaturu.

He said the package covered ante-natal care services, prevention services, screening for non-communicable diseases and treatment of minor ailments including referral services.

He said: “Satisfactorily the criteria for the enrolment have been followed and a lot of the people that are registered fit in that criteria.”

He stated that about 920 people have so far been registered from the pilot in five local governments of the state.

He explained that methodology for the registration was done at the ward level targeting 126 people in each ward.

“But what we are also looking at is that the state would immediately start equity fund programme which also targets the poorest of the poor,” he added.