Governor Ademola Adeleke has ordered the Osun Health Insurance Scheme to enroll all state pensioners in the health plan, according to Dr. Rasak Akindele, Executive Secretary of the program.
On Thursday, during the OHIS management and accredited health care providers’ quarterly meeting at the government secretariat in Abere, Akindele made this disclosure.
The OHIS boss announced that the registration of 19,000 beneficiaries will begin immediately, with Governor Adeleke presenting them with their enrollment cards later.
He said, “The governor has given the order that we should enrol all pensioners in the state on the scheme. All of them came out in their large numbers to vote during the election and they deserve to be compensated.
It is not even compensation, it is their right because they have a right to good health at that age having served the state for that long.
“In fact, the governor is going to present their identity cards in commemoration of his first-year anniversary celebration. No matter the location, we have hospitals everywhere in Osun State. The number of beneficiaries is 19,000 in all.”
Speaking on the outcome of the meeting with the healthcare providers, Akindele said, “We need to have feedback from them. What are the problems they are encountering and how we can solve the problems, because they say where there is no law, there can’t be crimes.
“If we understand the problems, we can solve the problems together with them. If there are infringements later, then we can now sanction through the means of law.”