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Nigeria: Enugu State Government Enrolls 200,000 Residents in Universal Health Insurance Scheme

The Enugu State Government has enrolled no fewer than 200,000 individuals in its universal health insurance coverage scheme in an effort towards ensuring quality and affordable healthcare for its residents.

This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Health, Prof. Ikechukwu Obi, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday.

Prof. Obi revealed that the enrollment figures include those directly registered by the state government, as well as those enrolled by generous philanthropists on behalf of their indigent community members.

The initiative aims to provide accessible and affordable healthcare to all, especially the most vulnerable populations, in well-equipped neighbourhood health facilities.

“Enrollment is open for everyone, and we are committed to providing quality and affordable healthcare to indigent residents,” Obi stated.

He further explained that the philanthropists and public-spirited individuals could enrol people by paying with N12,000 annually.

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