In a bid to sensitize Deltans and monitor the implementation of the State Contributory Health Insurance Scheme, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr. (Mrs.) Minnie Oseji, paid a visit to the General Hospital, Okwe, Asaba.
Dr. Oseji stated that the purpose of the visit was to see some of the teething problems in the implementation of the Contributory Health Insurance Scheme and nip them in the bud.
According to Dr. Oseji, the purpose of the visit was also to sensitize health workers and the populace about the benefit of the scheme, even as she said that the benefit of the programme to Deltans was enormous.
She urged the hospital management to use every opportunity that it has, the ante-natal, immunization and other contact to sensitize and create awareness about the scheme.
Dr Oseji while addressing the patients and staff of the hospital assured them that the State Government was doing all it could to reduce the time people spend when they visit hospital by putting the necessary things in place for the scheme to run smoothly.
The Consultant Radiologist, Dr. Aghotor Chuks who represented the Zonal Medical Director of the Hospital while thanking the Permanent Secretary, stated that the major constraint they had was lack of staff and other equipment to cater for the large turn-out of patients to the hospital.