Poor awareness bane of social health insurance – Dr Olusola Akande
The Executive Secretary of Oyo State Health Insurance Agency (OYSHIA), Dr Olusola Akande has said poor awareness among the people remains the bane of social health insurance programme in the state.
He spoke at a media dialogue on improving access and uptake healthcare for marginalised women and children in Oyo State which was organised by Oyo State Ministry of Information in collaboration with OYSHIA and the United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
He said the agency has recorded 100,000 enrolees in the last 18 months of its operations and that it targets was to hit 450,000 to cover five percent of the population of the state before June.
Akande highlighting the efforts of the agency aimed at providing quality healthcare services for the people of the state without experiencing catastrophic health expenditure.