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Health Insurance: Plateau Healthcare agency DG tour 17 LGAs for sensitization, enrolment

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By Moses Mark

The Director-General of the Plateau State Contributory Healthcare Management Agency, PLASCHEMA Dr. Fabong Jemchang and the management team of the Agency started a tour of the 17 Local Government Areas of the State for the sensitization and enrollment of residents into the State Social Health Insurance scheme.

It would be recalled that the Governor of Plateau State Rt Hon Dr. Simon Bako Lalong flagged off enrolment into the State Social Health Insurance Scheme on the 15th September, 2020 at Government House Rayfield Jos.

Dr. Fabong Jemchang, while speaking to critical stakeholders, farmers, CAN, JNI, Market Women, Artisans and many more at the Pilot Local Government Areas of Shendam, Langtang North, Kanam, Bokkos, Bassa and Jos South to enlighten them on the significance and benefits of the Social Health Insurance Scheme. He said all farmers and villagers will be enrolled across the 17 Loal Government Areas of the State.

He said the Agency had trained those who will step down enlightenment and also ensure full implementation and enrollment of farmers into the scheme in the rural areas of the State.

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He revealed that persons above the age of 65, pregnant women, children under 5 years, the physically and mentally challenged, and the Internally Displaced Persons are registered with the Agency under the Plateau State Equity Health Plan, and shall be treated in any hospital in the state at no Co’s to them.

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“We have organised several town hall meetings with critical stakeholders at the State level, now we are moving round the Local Government Areas to enlighten stakeholders to ensure proper awareness for the enrollment of farmers and villagers and we started with six pilot Local Government Areas, two each from the three Senatorial Zones of the state”.

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He said the Agency was established in June of 2019, and have consulted 84 various stakeholders across the State.

Chairman of Shendam Local Government Council Hon. Alex Miskoom Nantuaam commended the Director General and his team for the good gesture and assure the Agency of the LGs full support towards enlightenment of the farmers and various stakeholders to enroll into the scheme.

Hon. Nantuaam also commended Governor Simon Lalong for his visionary leadership and appreciate the Plateau State House of Assembly for the speedy passage of the Bill that created the Agency.

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