The Oyo State Health Insurance Agency (OYSHIA) says it has enrolled over 60% of targeted enrollees into the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) scheme.
This was revealed by the Executive Secretary of Oyo State Health Insurance Agency (OYSHIA), Dr. Sola Akande, on Tuesday, in Ibadan.
In addition, Dr. Akande said the Agency has reviewed upwards the number of enrollees for BHCPF, to accommodate more residents of the State.
According to him, “the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) is financed through 1% of Federal Government consolidated revenue given to States that have fulfilled certain laid down guidelines.”
Akande said, the Basic Health Care Provision Fund was initially aimed at capturing 37,500 indigenes that include the aged, children (under 5), physically challenged and pregnant women across the 33 local government areas.
Dr. Akande added that so far, about 22,018 lives have been enrolled into the scheme.
The OYSHIA boss said that the agency is currently enrolling more lives, adding that the reviewed figure now stands at 65,000 lives.
He hinted that this is part of the Oyo State Government, under Engr. Seyi Makinde’s commitment to deliver on universal health care (UHC) services through the provision of a Basic Minimum Package of Health Services (BMPHS) and emergency medical treatment.
Dr. Akande also assured successful enrollees that they can access care without paying out-of-pocket through the ID card issued to them by the agency.
The BHCPF primary objective is to help achieve Universal Health coverage and enhance access to primary health care services for Oyo state residents especially the poor and the vulnerable, women, children under 5, and children in orphanages.
For more information, kindly visit www.oyshia.oy.gov.ng —
Mr. Gideon Alade,
Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism,
June 20, 2023.