Kano State Contributory Healthcare Management Agency (KSCHMA) joins the world to celebrate world Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day.
According to Mr Nura, the Agency’s Public Relations Officer in a statement he issued to PRIME TIME NEWS on Sunday, the UHC day was aimed ensuring that every citizen of Kano state and communities have access to the healthcare they need without suffering financial hardship.
He says, “one of the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) aims to achieve UHC including equity, financial risk protection and access to quality essential health care services.’’
Briefing the press to observe the world 2021 Universal Health Coverage (UHC) day, the Executive Secretary of the Agency, Dr. Halima Muhammad Mijinyawa commemorates with residents of Kano State on this significant day earmarked globally to reiterate the importance of UHC attainment that ensures people having access to the health services they require at all times without catastrophic financial hardship.
The Kano State Contributory Healthcare Agency (KSCHMA) was established by the Law no. 3 of 2016 with the vision of achieving UHC for all residents in the State.
Prime Time News learned that the Scheme is managed by the Kano State Contributory Healthcare Management Agency (KSCHMA) and has so far enrolled public sector employees, retirees, vulnerable groups and individuals not in any contributory programme who are accessing quality healthcare at various accredited and engaged health facilities in the State.
The Executive Secretary disclosed this during commemoration of world UHC day themed ‘’ leave no one’s health behind: invest in health systems for all.”
She further reiterated that “the State Government under the leadership of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje as part of its continuous commitment in the drive towards attainment of UHC by 2030 established the Scheme to cover all residents of Kano State.
Also, most of the Kano State Health Sector Policies and Strategies are directed at making the dream of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) a reality in the state’’.
Dr. Halima also highlighted that ‘’Health care providers are fundamental to UHC and to the smooth running of sustainable healthcare system in the state for us to achieve UHC as part of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals’’.
Furthermore, Dr Mijinyawa emphasised the need to protect everyone from financial hardship at point of accessing health services is part of the major focus of this year’s 2021 UHC day, it’s the collective efforts from individuals, associations, philanthropists, media, civil society as well as private organisations.
The Executive Secretary urges the residents of Kano State to enrol into any of the various Contributory Healthcare Scheme programmes that have been designed to equitably provide health coverage to all residents and contribute in the drive for the actualisation of UHC by 2030.[tps_start_button label=”Start slideshow” style=”” class=””]