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Delta contributory health commission initiates 4 new healthcare packages to suit various categories of Deltans.

The Delta State Contributory Health Commission has initiated different healthcare packages to suit various categories in the state.

One of them is the Artisan Enrollee Inducement Initiative, designed for craft and skilled workers who form the grey economy sector of the population.

The Director General of the commission, Dr Isaac Akpoveta, stated this when some online journalists paid him a courtesy visit at his office in Asaba.

Dr. Akpoveta said the initiatives were borne out of the recognition that the N7000 premium healthcare insurance per annum may be too much for those in such categories to pay in bulk, hence the commission was in talks with some financial institutions to induce them with a soft loan to enable them benefit from the scheme.

He said another initiative called TSHIP, which was already embraced in many tertiary institutions in the state, was first initiated by the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) some years back, but could not be sustained, adding that “Delta state graciously embraced it and is already making huge progress in TSHIP.

Dr. Akpoveta noted that the commission had agreed with institutions to upgrade the medical equipment in the institution’s clinics using the dynamics of the health financing.

The Director General opined that students registered under the scheme are able to access care in their institutions’ clinics and outside the clinics when they are on break, noting that the move would help to upgrade medical facilities in educational institutions across the state and boost employment.

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