DSCHC is One of the Most Organised Health Insurance Commissions in Nigeria – Dr Akpoveta

…..says over 2m persons are enrolled in the scheme

The Delta State Contributory Health Scheme is one of the most organised health insurance commission in Nigeria.

The Director General and CEO of the Delta State Contributory Health Commission, Dr. Isaac Akpoveta stated this when he played host to some publishers of community Newspapers at his office in Asaba.

Dr. Akpoveta said two million persons were currently enrolled into the scheme, which he said has attracted recognition at the national level, adding that many states across the country had come to understudy the modus operandi of the scheme in the state.

He said the scheme is a socio health insurance mostly for vulnerable persons, adding that the state government had invested huge funds to cater for the health of it’s citizens.

The Director General noted that Governor Sheriff Oborevwori has remained supportive of the commission and is not resting in its oars, hence the need for synergy to enlighten residents of the state on the importance of the scheme.

He commended Governor Oborevwori for appointing Prince Joseph Orhomonokpaye as an SSA, noting that it was an indication that the Governor recognises hardwork, even as he assured the group of his willingness to partner with them.

Dr. Akpoveta urged media practitioners to verify every information available to them before publication, in line with the ethics of their profession.

The SSA to the Governor on Community Newspaper, Prince Joseph Orhomonokpaye said the visit was in line with his determination to relate with government offices, parastatal and agencies to synergize effectively for easy delivery of the Governor’s MORE agenda to residents of the various communities, noting that community Newspapers remained veritable tools to reach out to the grassroots.

Prince Orhomonokpaye who is also the editor of the Delta Guide Newspaper, congratulated the DG on his appointment saying that the team had been following up on his activities.

He urged the DG to project the activities of the Commission through the local papers as he was doing a great job that many people in the grassroots needed to know about.

The event also had in attendance directors in the Commission.

NIM

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