Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi
Enugu State Government on Wednesday inaugurated the Board of Enugu State Agency for Universal Health Coverage to ensure effective administration of universal health coverage scheme in the state.
Dr Robsam Ohayi is the Chairman of the board while Dr Edith Okolo, the Executive Secretary of Agency for Universal Health Coverage, will serve as Secretary.
Other members include the Enugu State Commissioner for Health, Dr Ikechukwu Obi, Dr Daniel Ogbuabor from Nigeria Health Economic Scheme and Mr Samuel Chukwudi from Nigeria Employers Consultative Association among others.
Inaugurating the board at the Enugu State Government House, the Deputy Governor of Enugu State, Mrs Cecelia Ezeilo urged the board to ensure that all citizens benefited from the health coverage.
Ezeilo said: “Enugu State Health Sector Reform Law of 2017 made provisions for the creation of an agency to promote, regulate, supervise and ensure effective administration of a universal health coverage scheme for residents of Enugu State.
“Enugu State, in pursuant of its robust and ambitious healthcare agenda, took the bold step to create the State Universal Health Coverage Agency (ENSA-UHC) in 2018.
“The state government took further steps to provide the agency with the resources to discharge its mandate in line with the law and in fulfillment of the legitimate expectations of our people.”
According to Ezeilo, the board will formulate and implement policies that will ensure that every resident of the state has physical access to quality and affordable healthcare services.