The Zamfara State Government has set up a Contributory Healthcare Management Agency, especially for the rural dwellers.
At the opening of the agency’s Headquarters in Gusau the state capital, Governor Bello Mohammed said that the scheme is a safety net, which citizens, especially the vulnerable and the poor, could always fall back on.
The Governor said that his administration, has trained more than six hundred healthcare personnel and deployed technical staff to the agency, to ensure quality services to the people.
He says the government is currently constructing one hundred and forty seven primary healthcare centres, across the rural communities in the state, at the cost of over N2 billion Naira, geared towards ameliorating health challenges of the residents.
The Commissioner for Health, Yahaya Kanoma, says, the ministry is also working assiduously with partners, to build healthcare to improve the health status of the residents.
The informal sector enrolment programme, will cover the remaining 83 percent of the population, which is made up of the vulnerable groups; children, women, the aged, people with special needs and poorest of the poor in the state.
Edited by Tunde Orebiyi