KSCHMA engages 240 facilities, as KSBLM establishes reform team
By Muhammad Hamisu Abdullahi
Barely over one year of its launching, Kano State Contributory Healthcare Management Agency (KSCHMA) has so far engaged a total of 240 health facilities to include both public and private.
The Executive Secretary of the agency, Dr. Halima Muhammad Mijinyawa, disclosed this on Wednesday at an occasion for the validation of the agency’s draft monitoring and evaluation plan held at Babale Suite in Kano metropolis.
Dr. Mijinyawa, who was represented by the agency’s Director of Planning, Research and Statistics, Malam Usaini Baba Habu, said from the breakdown of the facilities engaged, primary healthcare ones stood at 147; secondary, 34; while private were 75.
She said the scheme was launched on June 20, last year, while deduction of capitation and payment for services had since commenced. She added that it started with formal sector targeting about 600,000 enrollees covering both the principal actors and their dependants.
The Executive Secretary described the meeting as a way of providing a platform to brainstorm on ways and areas that the draft monitoring and evaluation framework mechanism could be better managed and improved upon.
She expressed delight that the event was possible despite its rescheduling for so many times. She noted that development partners, namely DFID-Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL)-ARC and MNCH2 in collaboration with the state Ministry of Health had supported a three-day workshop in Kaduna, the capital of Kaduna State, where the draft document was developed.
Dr. Mijinyawa also extended gratitude to PERL-ARC for hosting the meeting. In another development, a workshop was held on the establishment of a land reform support team in the state.
Performed at the conference hall of the state Geographic Information System (KANGIS) under the state Bureau for Land Management (KSBLM), the workshop was supported by UKaid-Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL) with the objectives of improving synergy between the land management bureau, the state Urban Planning Development Agency (KNUPDA) and partners for co-creation of solutions through creating the reform support team and enhancing better strategies for citizens-government engagement through effective communications and development of an action plan.
In his welcome address at the event, the Permanent Secretary of the state bureau of land, Alhaji Tijjani Bello Abubakar, who was represented by the Director of KANGIS, Alhaji Malandi Umar Kura, stressed the need for changing the system of land administration for the enhancement of ease of doing businesses in the state.
He said the stakeholders’ engagement would assist a lot in land management, stressing that they were poised to improve service delivery in the state’s land administration