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Health officers charged on contributory scheme sustainability

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Kano State Government has charged secondary and primary health facilities desk officers to chart a way forward for a sustainable and dependable health contributory scheme at their various stations.

The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Kabiru Ibrahim Getso dropped the hint at a two-day sensitization meeting with the above officers in Kano metropolis.

This is contained in a statement from the spokesperson of the ministry, Malam Ismail Garba Gwammaja.

The commissioner, who spoke at length on the numerous programmes and policies executed and initiated by the current administration in the state, said no administration in Kano since its creation in 1960 has ever done a work like that of the Ganduje-led administration in the health sector, describing the projects executed by the administration in the sector as so visible and done to stand the test of time.

He enjoined health facilities desk officers and in charges as well as chief medical directors to complement government efforts to the growth of the state and the country at large.

Dr. Getso further explained that healthcare activities are a team work, stressing the need for all and sundry to participate towards improving the system from the grassroots.

He pointed out that a lot of strategies and measures were introduced to the system just to improve service delivery in the state, but not to witch hunt anybody, adding however that anybody found guilty would be sanctioned accordingly.

He commended the participants for their support and understanding.

Ealier, in her remarks, the Executive Secretary the state Contributory Health Care Agency, Dr. Halima Muhammad Mijinyawa, said the meeting was intended to bring together all concerned in the contributory scheme for both secondary and primary health facilities for better understanding of its services as well as to bridge the gap where necessary for better services to the teeming enrollees.

Dr. Mijinyawa further highlighted that over 30,833 enrollees have registered with the agency and engaged 262 health care facilities both public and private to render the services, which have since swung into action.

According to her, the scheme attracted other states in the federation to copy the unmatched blue print of the agency.

She commended the support enjoyed from the government as one of the successes so far achieved since the inception of the scheme six months ago.

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