Edo seeks private sector partnership in health insurance scheme
The Edo State Government has urged the Organised Private Sector (OPS) to take advantage of the Edo Health Insurance Scheme (EDOHIS) to provide quality and affordable healthcare services for their employees.
Director-General, Edo State Health Insurance Commission, Dr. Rock Amegor, who spoke with journalists in Benin City, said the scheme has provision for employers of labour in the private sector to offer effective, efficient, and quality healthcare services to their employees.
He explained that major areas of interventions for the scheme include primary care through which beneficiaries could access preventive health services, outpatient services, internal medicine, pediatric care, as well as maternal and neonatal services, among others.
“As the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration continues to attract investors to set up their businesses in the state, it only makes more sense than private-sector employers also take advantage of the health insurance scheme for the benefit of their employees, who can access quality and affordable healthcare.
“The scheme also provides specialist care in pediatric medicine, physiotherapy, surgery, dental care, and treatment of Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) infections,” Amegor added.
A member of the Benin Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (BENCCIMA), Dr. Osawe Ogunbowa, commended the state government for driving all-inclusive policies and for providing a friendly environment for the private sector to operate.
“It is encouraging that the government is supporting us to ensure that our workforce gets affordable healthcare services. This will reduce our burden. This is more important for us because our businesses can only thrive where there are right incentives for labour to play their roles,” he added.