From Pwanagba Agabus, Jos
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has said the launching of ‘Plateau State Contributory Health Care Management Agency’ (PLASCHEMA) and the enrollment of citizens into the State Social Health Insurance Scheme will help the state achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC).
The Governor also said the health scheme was one of his biggest campaign promises during the 2019 elections and expressed delight that the agency has come to reality.
Lalong stated this during the Launch of PLASCHEMA and enrolment into the State Health Insurance Scheme, held at banquet hall of the new Government House, Jos.
According to him: “By this launch, we are equally commencing the enrolment of our citizens into the Plateau State Social Health Insurance Scheme.
“This is a great step towards achieving UHC in Plateau State which is in line with the Rescue Administration’s first pillar policy thrust of Peace, Security and Good Governance.
“It is our hope that the citizens of Plateau State will avail themselves of this opportunity to enroll and gain access to quality healthcare.
“This scheme is open for all Plateau residents in the formal and informal sectors together with their families”, he explained.
Earlier in his address, Director General of
(PLASCHEMA), Dr. Fabong Jemchang Yildam, said the agency will partner will reputable organizations within and outside the state for the health and prosperity of the citizenry.
He noted that the agency will work to provide affordable health and quality health services for the people of the State.