BY MUHAMMAD JAMIL ABUBAKAR.
Gombe State Contributory Healthcare Management Scheme GO-HEALTH aims to enroll Local Government Staff into its scheme to improve healthcare service delivery in the state.
Currently, the scheme has over 80 thousand enrollees.
Speaking during a sensitization visit to three Local Government Areas of Yamaltu-Deba, Balanga, and Kaltungo, the Executive Secretary of Go-HEALTH Dr. Abubakar Musa said the visit aimed to acquaint and sensitize staff of the local governments to the benefits of enrolling into the scheme.
The Executive Secretary who led his entourage to the local government areas said the agency will ensure that every resident of the state irrespective of their socioeconomic status, tribe, or religion has access to affordable and good quality health care without having to bear the burden of paying for them.
He said GO-HEALTH is working to address bottlenecks that will hinder effective implementation of the scheme thereby improving the quality of health care delivery in the State.
Dr Abubakar Musa said the state government has set aside its counterpart fund to add to the enrollees 3.5 percent of their salaries thereby adding value to the scheme.
Responding, the caretaker chairmen of Yamatu-Deba, Balanga, and Kaltungo Local Government Areas, Garba Umar, Farouk Umar Aliyu thanked the Executive Secretary and his entourage for the visit and assured to support the program to its conclusion.
Those in attendance were the permanent secretary Local Government Service Commission Muhammad Kolo Bajoga, the Director for Local Government Abdulmumini Bappayo, and the NUJ Vice Chairman Comrade Alhassan Yahaya.