By Israel Bulus, Kaduna
The Kaduna State government has said that it will deal with any of the selected Primary Health Care (PHC) Centers found to be sabotaging the Contributory Health Scheme (CHS).
The State Commissioner for Health, Dr Amina Mohammed-Bakori, stated this during a one day workshop for the Kaduna State Contributory Health Scheme Health Care providers, held Monday in Kafanchan.
The Commissioner who was represented by the Deputy Director, Hospital Services in the Ministry, Dr Jonathan Gajere, also challenged the selected PHCs yet to be offering 24-hour services to brace up and work out modalities that will enable them to do so.
She explained that the scheme which is a replica of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), will automatically capture all civil servants and private individual interested to join scheme.
In a goodwill message, the representative of the Executive Secretary, Kaduna State Health Care Development Agency !KSHCDA) Mr Jona Akau, tasked participant to ensure they put in their best during the training.
He said the participants must scale up the training at there various facilities.
Earlier, the Director General, Kaduna State Contributory Health Management Authority (KADCHMA), Aliyu Saidu, said the body which is saddled with the responsibility of enrolling beneficiaries organized the workshop to acquaint participant on the operationalization of the scheme and also to train them on their roles and responsibilities.
The DG who spoke through the Head of Planning of KADCHMA, Mr Gideon Yakubu, said the programme is holding simultaneously across the three senatorial zone of the state.
He pointed out that the essence of creating the scheme by the state government two years ago was to ensure quality, affordable and equitable health care services to all residents of the state without financial barriers.
He said the efforts of the Kaduna State government is to achieve universal health coverage.
Elanza News reports that the participants were drawn from selected PHCs across the eight Local Government Areas of Kaduna South Senatorial Districts.
They were also trained on how to use the guidelines of the scheme to ensure its success.