Foundation To Enrols Over 100 Women Into Contributory Health Scheme

In an effort to assist the government in reducing maternal and child mortality rate in Kaduna State, the Caleb Foundation, has said it will enrol over 100 vulnerable women in rural areas into the state contributory health insurance scheme.

Founder of the organization, Mr Caleb Danladi, disclosed this during a meeting with the Director General of Kaduna State Contributory Health Management Authority, (KADCHMA), Abubakar Hassan, in Kaduna on Monday.

He said the Caleb Foundation was at KADCHMA to discuss with the DG for collaboration on how it could come in to support the less privileged through the contributory health insurance scheme particularly in the rural areas.

He said the foundation has taken it as a mandate to enrol a number of less privileged particularly women and children. “If you look at maternal and child mortality rate in the state, lots of women die during childbirth. The reason is because they do not have access to basic healthcare,” Danladi said.

He further explained that the foundation had a fruitfull discussion with the KADCHMA DG and the pilot project will commenced in Jaba Local Government Area, and then gradually scale it up to other parts of the state.

“I appreciate the DG who on his part stressed the need to support mother and child healthcare in the state; and also what it is doing by bringing health insurance scheme to the grassroots,” he added.

Responding, the DG of KADCHMA, Abubakar Hassan, said it was a welcome development that the foundation was at the office to pledge its support, and compliment efforts of government to enrol vulnerable citizens in communities into the health insurance scheme in the state.

According to him, it gladden his heart to see wealthy individuals and kind hearted community members giving back to their community, and also complimenting what Government is doing in reducing maternal and child mortality in the state. “This is a welcome development seeing wealthy community leaders coming to support what government is doing at this critical moment in the country,” he noted.

The DG called on other well meaning indigenes of the state such as politicians, businessmen, professionals, among others to key into this laudable project. “You never can tell, you can save a life. All one needs to do is pay N10,650 which is the premium for one full year to enable someone visit the hospital whenever she has issue.”