Ebonyi enrolls 4,000 pregnant women in health insurance – Official

The Ebonyi State Health Insurance Agency says it has enrolled not less than 4,000 pregnant women across the 13 local government areas in the state in its health insurance scheme.

The agency’s executive secretary,Divine Igwe, said this in Abakaliki while briefing reporters after an enrolment exercise in Ohaukwu Local Government Area.

Igwe said the exercise is in collaboration with the state governor’s wife pet project– Better Life for Rural Women, Children and Internally Displaced Persons Foundation.

“The beneficiaries will access free health services such as antenatal care and child delivery services, including those that involve medical operations.

“This is, however, not an encouragement for increased pregnancy as most of the women were pregnant before being enrolled.

“The enrolment covers a one-year period, and it is expected that couples should be aware of the harsh economic conditions to plan their families,” he said.

The executive secretary said that 51,800 people have been enrolled into the programme after the governor approved the enrollment of the formal sector.

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