YSCHMA targets 3 million enrollees from the informal sector in YOBE state.

By Alkasim Bala

The Yobe state Contributory Healthcare Management Agency YSCHMA says it’s targeting about three million enrollees under its informal sector enrollment drive expected to commence soon.

The Executive Secretary of the Agency Dr Babagana Tijjani stated this during an engagement meeting with religious leaders for zone A held in Damaturu as part of the mobilisation process for the programme.

The Execurive Secretary of the Yobe state Contributory healthcare Management Agency Dr Babagana Tijjani explained that the informal sector constitute the larger percentage of the population hence the need to reach out to them with a view to extend the provision of quality and affordable healthcare services to them which was part of the mandate of the agency.

He pointed out that the agency had so far registered about three hundred enrollees under the formal sector, state equity fund and the healthcare provision fund programmes representing only ten percent of the population which is inadequate.

Dr Babagana Tijjani however said, they were hoping to cover eighty percent of Yobe state population by the end of next year.

The YSCHMA Executive Secretary further appealed to the public to take advantage of the contributory healthcare programme for their own benefits.

Earlier, the Special Adviser to Yobe state governor on religious affairs Ustaz Babagana Malam Kyari explained that the contributory healthcare programme was not in conflict with any Islamic injunction and there appealed to the religious leaders to sensitise their followers on the need to embrace it.

The stakeholders engagement would also be conducted in GASHUA for zone C and Potiskum for Zone B. In Damaturu. COV/ Alkasim Bala

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