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KADCHMA seeks Emir  of Zazzau support in  reducing out-of-pocket spending on healthcare

The The Kaduna State Contributory Health Management Authority (KADCHMA), has sought the support of the  Emir of  Zazzau in reducing out-of-pocket spending on healthcare to the bare minimu


The Director General, KADCHMA, Mr Abubakar Hassan, courtesy visit to the  Emir Amb. Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli in his palace in Zaria  yesterda



According to him reducing out-of-pocket spending on health will reduce poverty arising from catastrophic and impoverishing health spendi



The  Director  General explained that the agency was established by Law    February 2018 and it is an integral part of Kaduna State Human Capital Development and Social Protection Strategy for all residen


He stressed that the visit to the Palace is an advocacy to highlight the operationalization of the scheme and seek the support of the traditional institution in creating awareness for increased access and coverage, especially within your emirate and the state as a whol


The DG added that the engagement is  about deepening engagement and carrying the traditional institutions along as they are one of the institutions closest to the people at the grassroo


“We are also planning to organize an engagement meeting of traditional and religious institutions to orient them on the objectives of the scheme as stakeholder


“At this junction, Your Highness, I will like to humbly solicit your consent to personally grace the proposed Engagement meeting scheduled to take place on ” h


In his response,   Amb Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli said he is a  living example of the benefits of a Health insurance scheme as he has been on health insurance coverage for the last 20 years


The  Emir said such a scheme like that of Kaduna State Contributory Health in no small measure reduced out-of-pocket spending on Healthcare, promising the support of all traditional institutions in Kaduna state as the Chairman


I”it will be recalled tha

Kaduna State Contributory Health Scheme also provides access to quality, affordable, equitable healthcare services to all residents of Kaduna State without financial barriers to achieving Universal Health Coverage.


”  This scheme comprises three basic components: – the formal, informal, and vulnerab


“The Formal involves all salary workers on the payroll of the state government whose dues are deducted from source as their contributio


” The Informal is comprised of traders, businessmen and women, farmers, artisans, and all citizens outside the government payrol


“The Vulnerable included the poor of the poorest, Children under Five, Pregnant women, persons with disabilities, and the Aged who are Fifty years and abov


“These sets of people’s premium is being paid by the Federal and State Governments from the one percent consolidated revenue generated and being a channel for the vulnerabl


“The Hallmark of it all is the achievement of UHC and improving the poor health indices in the State. Our core values in KACCHIMA are Integrity, Professionalism, Accountability, and Efficiency.” e.e.l.n.le t . . e s.tse.ts;ng.y m.a ism, Accountability, and Efficiency.”



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