Towards enabling more vibrant Healthcare in the state, Oyo State Health Insurance Agency, OYSHIA, has announced the enrollment of over 60% of targeted enrollees into the Basic Health Care Provision Fund, BHCPF, scheme.
In the announcement made by Executive Secretary of Oyo State Health Insurance Agency, OYSHIA, Dr. Sola Akande, Tuesday, in Ibadan, the state capital, he 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 also stated that 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.
The E.S added that so far, about 22,018 lives have been enrolled into the scheme, noting that the agency is currently enrolling more lives, adding that the reviewed figure now stands at 65,000 lives.
“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,” he said.
He 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.
Dr. Akande advised residents to visit www.oyshia.oy.gov.ng, for more information.