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Ogun State Gov to grant free health insurance

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By Mercy Kelani

Expectant mothers would receive complimentary prenatal healthcare services.

Dapo Abiodun, the Governor of Ogun State, revealed his intentions to grant free health insurance to a vast population of more than 70,000 individuals. This inclusive scheme encompasses various groups like expectant mothers, youngsters, senior citizens, women involved in market activities, and individuals partaking in the informal sector across the entire state. In his statement, he proclaimed that his leadership would ensure that expectant mothers receive complimentary prenatal healthcare services. Furthermore, State Hospitals and Primary Health Care Centres throughout the region will witness an additional allocation of ₦5,000 for every birth that takes place within their facilities.

In the state capital of Abeokuta, the governor addressed the public on February 14, 2024, during a press conference. He emphasized that his administration is diligently implementing pre-emptive actions to mitigate the repercussions of the ongoing economic difficulties on the residents of the state. In recognition of the struggles faced by citizens, Dapo Abiodun, as an administration, is far from ignoring or showing disregard to their challenges. Hence, it is incumbent upon this Government to express gratitude on behalf of the people of Ogun State for their unwavering determination, resilience, and empathy.

FG will ensure a prosperous and thriving society.

Rest assured, the current state of the economy is merely a passing phase, destined to be overcome in due time. The hardships citizens encounter at present are essential concessions they must endure in order to pave the way for a more promising future. He expressed his sincere gratitude to His Excellency, Bola Tinubu, GCFR, who holds the esteemed positions of the President and Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

His unwavering commitment to successfully manoeuvring the country’s intricate economic terrain is truly commendable. He is fully aware and greatly appreciate his resolute determination to guide Nigerians through the challenging periods they are facing. The Renewed Hope Agenda remains consistently successful due to the underlying sincerity of its purpose, which has even earned praise from the IMF and World Bank. This dedication is the key factor in driving these initiatives forward. The primary objective of the Federal Government is to ensure a prosperous and thriving society where the collective welfare and progress of every citizen are prioritized.

More than 70,000 individuals will receive health insurance coverage.

This commitment is resolute, as the government endeavours to lay the groundwork for a brighter future for all individuals. Abiodun sheds light on the motivation behind his administration’s pursuit of these initiatives. Recognizing the valid concerns expressed by numerous citizens pertaining to the escalating food costs, scarcity, and the weakening of the national currency, he empathized with citizens and are proactively implementing strategies to mitigate the consequences of these adversities. Their aim is to ensure the welfare, overall health, and tranquillity of their fellow citizens during these trying times.

Through the utilization of targeted strategies and a clear trajectory, their goal is to confront these obstacles by executing a progressive collection of initiatives that will effectively lighten the burdens experienced by every member of their community. More than 70,000 individuals will receive health insurance coverage under their provision, encompassing a range of beneficiaries such as pregnant women, children, the elderly, market women, and other individuals belonging to the informal sector. Within the state government’s Ibidero Scheme, they are dedicated to catering to the specific needs of expectant mothers.

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Furthermore, in order to ensure their well-being, they will be offering expectant mothers complimentary prenatal assistance, a supplementary amount of ₦5,000 for each birth, as well as free postnatal care. These services will be made available in the State Hospitals and Primary Health Care Centres spread across the entire state. He, on the other hand, affirmed that the state would offer sustenance assistance in the form of food aid to approximately 300,000 households, supplying them with provisions such as rice and other nourishing items.

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