The secretary of Nasarawa state social health insurance scheme (NASHIA) Dr. Gaza Gwamna says the agency in collaboration with Population Services International (PSI) is to provide health care services to 5000 vulnerable women in Nasarawa state.
The NASHIA boss stated this during an advocacy visit to both the ministry of women affairs and social development and ministry of education, science and technology, to further strengthen the already existing relationship between the agency and the ministries.
Dr. Gaza in his word said ” the agency is backed up by law that is why it is a national processe which made it compulsory for all residents of Nasarawa state so they can be giving adequate health care services without financial barrier or pain”.
He further stressed that the essence of the advocacy visit is to bring to the knowledge of the ministry that the agency is in colaboration with population servise international new development to help women and child mortality in the state, having considered Akwanga local government area as pilot study.
He added that the agency will provide health care service to over 5000 women and children to enable them carter for their health status adding that if the study is successful it will be extended to other local government areas in the state.
On her part commissioner for women affairs and social development Hajia Halima Ahmed Jabiri said the project is a good development that is in line with his Excellency Engineer Abdulahi Sule’s agenda to ensure that health care services are made available to the least person in the state adding that the project has lifted some of the burdens off the ministry.
The commissioner further pledged to the agency to do a consideration on the Almajiri children that are from Nasarawa state, should also be giving attention as the burden is huge in the government urging them to make them the first in their list so they can have access to health care services.
She further appreciated the effort of the agency, applauding them for the rapid speed they have applied to reach this level to ensure all Nasarawa citizenry are enrolled for health care services adding that the ministry will partner with the agency to help promote to achieve success.
The commissioner for education, science and technology, Mrs. Fatima J Sabo also said they will supportt the agency in all aspect considering the magnitude of the project they have brought to the state so far, adding that all the population under the ministry will key into the programme to have better health care servises without pain.
The commissioner however emphasised that health is wealth and it is part of their plan for this years budget to strengthen health care services.
She urged the agency to assist the ministry in achieving that feet.
She thanked the agency for finding it worthy to partner with, pledging their support to them to help improve the health disabilities of vulnerable people in the state.