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Ogun governor’s wife launches community health insurance cards

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Wife of the governor of Ogun State, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun (right), handing over an Araya Card to Mrs. Oso Oyinkansola, while the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye looks on during the launch of the State Community Health Insurance Cards (Araya Card)

Wife of the governor of Ogun State, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun (right), handing over an Araya Card to Mrs. Oso Oyinkansola, while the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye looks on during the launch of the State Community Health Insurance Cards (Araya Card)

The Ogun State Community Health Insurance Scheme, popularly known as Araya on Wednesday , received a boost when the wife of the governor, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun, launched the Araya card, with a promise that the state government would not relent in providing affordable and good quality healthcare delivery for residents of the state.

This, according to the governor’s wife, was part of the sustainable strategy in the Mission to Rebuild Ogun State under the leadership of Senator Ibikunle Amosun.

Addressing a crowd during the launch at the Awujale Pavilion in Ijebu-Ode, Mrs. Amosun said the Araya card would enable pregnant women and children under the age of five years to visit and enjoy good quality antenatal and postnatal care in any state health facility.

She said the scheme was one of the promises made by the present administration during its electioneering campaigns, explaining that it would among other things give financial assistance to many people across the state to cushion the effect of huge hospital bills and improve access to quality health service.

“This policy has made healthcare free for our children under the ages of five, pregnant women and our senior citizens. Under this scheme, the state government will pay premium for these set of people in order to provide them with free health care,” she said.

She advised women to pay more attention to their health and maintain a clean environment.

Highlight of the event was the distribution of the cards to a number of beneficiaries who could not hide their joy as they commended the government for coming up with the laudable policy.


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