Kaduna health agency targets 150% increase in informal sector enrolment

Kaduna health agency targets 150% increase in informal sector enrolment

The Kaduna State Contributory Health Management Authority (KACHMA) says it is targeting a 150-per-cent increase in its enrolment of persons into the health scheme by the end of 2022.


Its Director-General, Abubakar Hassan, made the declaration on Wednesday in a meeting with Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs’) desk officers in Kaduna.


According to him, the meeting was necessary as part of the agency’s strategy to evaluate the processes of the scheme, aimed at ensuring improved enrolment of people from the informal sector.


He said that the enrolees from different Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) formed a major part of the enrolees in the state; hence the need to get feedback from the desk officers or their representatives on how to improve the scheme.


“We want to have a better approach, through knowledge sharing, from representatives of MDAs to communicate and attract indirect enrolees, who are willing to enrol in the scheme. “


Hassan announced that the agency would be holding the meeting quarterly, so as to improve the feedback mechanism and for better informal sector enrolee data.


Abdulahi Danfulani, Chairman of Trade Union Congress, Kaduna State Council, commended KACHMA for the initiative in getting feedback to improve on its services.


He urged the Authority to ensure that more residents were sensitised to ensure all the people of the state had access to quality, equitable and affordable healthcare, regardless of their socio-cultural and economic status.

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