DSCHC’s Indigent Enrollee Adoption Initiative is a Good Initiative – Oganishu Umu- Ogbekenu Foundation

… as Foundation Keys Into the Initiative.

As the Delta State Contributory Health Commission intensify efforts to increase the number of life enrollees into the health insurance scheme, a 100 more persons have been registered into the scheme, courtesy Umu Ogbekenu Foundation

At the Flag-Off/Distribution of Health Insurance Cards to the new enrollees adopted by the foundation into the Indigent Enrollee Adoption Initiative, at Onicha Olona, Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State, the Director General/Chief Executive Officer of the Commission, Olorogun Isaac Akpoveta, said healthcare remained a fundamental human right that must be guaranteed to all.
Dr. Akpoveta described the gesture of the Oganishu Umu Ogbekenu Foundation as a remarkable generosity and compassion that had set a shining example for all to follow, and expressed satisfaction at the spirit of solidarity and community support exemplified by the foundation, whose gesture he said, would provide essential health coverage for those who needed it most.

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He pointed out that the adoption and purchase of health insurance for 100 vulnerable individuals in Onicha Olona, in response to the clarion call of the DSCHC to all people of goodwill to key into the Indigent Enrollee Adoption Initiative of the commission, was a demonstration of the Foundation’s tangible commitment to the well-being of the people.
The DG said the Indigent Enrollee Adoption Initiative, pioneered by the Delta State Contributory Health Commission, aimed to ensure every resident, regardless of their socio-economic status, had access to quality healthcare, reiterating that with just N7000, one could purchase health insurance card for a neighbor to access quality health care throughout a year.
“Healthcare should not be a luxury reserved for the privileged few.
“This foundation has demonstrated a profound understanding of this principle and shown us the power of collective action in creating positive change.
He called on Deltans including those in the diaspora to take up the mantle of responsibility and join hands in supporting fellow community members who are in need, adding that through philanthropic initiatives, volunteering, or advocacy, anyone could contribute to the well-being of those around them.

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“Let us seize this moment as a call to action, a reminder that our collective strength lies in our ability to care for one another and uplift those who are less fortunate. This is what the M.O.R.E. Agenda of the Oborevwori administration stands for. Think M.O.RE. And do more for your neighbor” the DG said.
Dr. Akpoveta said the Indigent Enrollee Adoption Initiative is a testament to the Commission’s unwavering commitment to leaving no one behind in their pursuit of universal healthcare coverage in Delta State, and thanked the State Governor, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori for continually giving strong political will and financial support to the commission.
” With our collective efforts and unwavering commitment, I am confident that we will achieve our shared goal of ensuring health for all in Delta State by the year 2030 as stipulated in SDG 3 of United Nation” he said.
The DG noted that since its inception, the DSCHC has made remarkable progress in fulfilling its mandate, and expressed the Commission’s commitment to expanding the reach and impact across the state.

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The Chairman of the DSCHC, Dr Austin Obidi in his earlier remarks, said the commission was working on ensuring client satisfaction at the various chosen healthcare facilities, acknowledging that, the more satisfied the enrollees are with the service, the more enrollees would be registered into the scheme.
Dr. Obidi commended the Umu Ogbekenu Foundation for prioritizing the health of their community, and urged them not to relent in their good works.

The Director General of the Foundation, Mr. Tony Modungwo said the Foundation was happy to hear of such initiative and had embraced it because of the positive effect it would have on the health of residents of the community.
Mr. Modungwo urged the Commission to make good their promise of providing quality healthcare for the enrollees.
He assured that the foundation would register more persons into the scheme when the enrollees testified of the effectiveness of the scheme.

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Some leaders of the community and beneficiaries who spoke, expressed gratitude to the foundation and thanked the state government for the scheme.

The DG later presented a plaque of honour to the Director of the Oganishu Umu Ogbekenu Foundation as an Health Insurance Ambassador of Delta state.

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