Wike signs contributory health protection, procurement bills into law
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, yesterday, signed the Public Procurement (amendment) Law No.1 of 2021 and Contributory Health Protection Programme Law No. 3 of 2020 into law to enhance access to quality healthcare and enable government to fulfill its obligations.
In a statement issued by Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, the governor, who signed the bills into law at the Government House, Port Harcourt, said with the law, residents and people of the state who want health insurance could now participate in the scheme.
He urged civil servants in the state to leverage on the Contributory Health Protection Programme to boost their health status, adding that the Public Procurement (amendment) Law, as passed by the State House of Assembly, would enable the state government to fulfill its obligations.
Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Hon. Ikuinyi-Owaji Ibani, said the bills were critical elements in developing society.
He stated that with the signing of the Contributory Health Protection Programme Law, the Ministry of Health and health providers would engage in vigorous campaign for residents to avail themselves of the benefits of the scheme.
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