Group advocates implementation of contributory healthcare scheme in Gombe

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By Hajara Leman

– A group, Maternal Neonatal Health (NHCH) has called for implementation of the proposed Health Insurance (SHIS), enhance healthcare service delivery in the .
The of the group, Alhassan Yaya, made the call in in an interview with News Agency of (NAN) on in .
It will be recalled that the Gombe of Assembly had in 2019, passed the SHIS bill into law.
Yaya noted that the adoption of the would enable the state government access the per cent consolidated revenue fund set aside by the for participating states in the country.
According him, the fund when accessed would go a long way improve healthcare service delivery in the state .
“The fund will assist in the provision of adequate blood bank in all the 24 secondary health facilities thereby reducing the indices associated with maternal mortality and morbidity in the state.
Yaya commended the state government over the health sector interventions and provision of over 100 beds, mattresses and equipment the Specialist , Gombe.
He added that the gesture assisted in transforming the to meet the health needs of the .
The also called on the state Health Task to ensure that health facilities were attended for optimum service delivery.