DG urges Cross Riverians to enroll into health insurance scheme

The Director-General of the Cross River State Health Insurance Agency (CRSHIA), Godwin Iyala has called on residents of the State to accept and support the State Health Insurance Scheme, as it portends a great relief from catastrophic expenditure on health care services.

The Director-General gave the adjuration in office, recently, while assessing the outcome of the just-concluded mass enrollment into the Health Insurance Scheme.

“Consistent with the Governor Ben Ayade-led administration’s commitment to accessible, quality unaffordable health care for all residents, I urge all to take advantage of this health revolution and enrol into the scheme in order to remediate out-of-pocket expenses, as well as create a system that allows the rich to assist the poor and vulnerable to afford health care services,” Iyala remarked.

Assuring Cross Riverians that the present administration is going round the clock to ensuring a firm footing for a smooth take-off of the Scheme, the CRSHIA boss stated that in less than three months time, enrollees will begin to enjoy cost-effectively health care services for a premium of one thousand Naira monthly or 12, 000 per annum.

He also prided that the AYADECARE Scheme boasts of more robust insurance cover compared with other States, quipping that Health Insurance is one of the best things to have happened to Cross River State.

Speaking on the just-concluded mass enrollment across all Local Government Areas of the State, the DG described the exercise’s outcome as “hugely successful,” pointing out that it recorded 78.2 per cent (16, 850 enrolled) of the total targeted enrollment.

Iyala also thanked Chairmen of Local Government Councils across the State, royal fathers, community leaders, and the CRSHIA team for their overwhelming effort to the success of Health Insurance thus far, describing them as dependable allies in the quest for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) for the State.

He enjoined those who are yet to enrol to visit the CRHIA office at 5, Bishop Moynagh Avenue, State Housing Estate, Calabar or other designated centres for the registration.