By Amos Okioma, Yenagoa
The Bayelsa Health Insurance Scheme has registered over 80,000 public sector enrolees less than one year after it commenced operations.
TheA�A�Executive Secretary of the Scheme, Dr Zuoboemi Agadah, disclosed this yesterday, in Yenagoa, while signing a Memorandum of Understanding with a Health Maintenance Organisation, United Healthcare International for technical support for the scheme.
He noted that the A�Bayelsa government started a health insurance scheme for its workforce in June 2017 with a plan to extend the scheme to cover the informal sector in due course.
According to him, despite the growing number of enrolees that access health services under the scheme, it has met its financial obligations in payment of capitation and fees to healthcare providers.
According to him, going by the feedback from enrolees and other stakeholders in the health sector, the scheme is doing well.
The Executive Secretary attributed the success so far recorded to adoption of the template already laid down by the National Health Insurance Scheme run by the Federal Government.
He said that the Bayelsa Health Insurance scheme was also collaborating with other states where similar schemes were running smoothly to overcome teething problems of the scheme for the benefit of all stakeholders.