Gov. Hope Uzodimma has flagged off the enrollment of vulnerable persons into the basic healthcare provision fund(BHCPF) scheme earlier today in Owerri, the Imo State Capital.
Speaking at the event, Gov. Hope Uzodimma expressed how highly delighted he is over the innovative health care scheme that is aimed at the vulnerable persons in the state and appreciated the collaboration of the Federal Government and the state in actualizing this milestone.
He said “The BHCPF has heralded a brand new chapter in the history of healthcare in the country, as it offers a refreshing assurance that all our people can have access to quality healthcare delivery irrespective of their status in life. We must applaud the federal and state governments for collaborating to initiate this noble vision”
The Governor made it clear that his administration is well concerned with the vulnerable groups in the society and will stop at nothing to address their concerns. He went ahead to mention that persons qualified for the free treatment under the scheme are;
i. Persons under 5 years of age.
ii. Pregnant Women.
iii. Persons over 65years of age.
The free healthcare package will be accessible through the 305 Primary healthcare centers in all the INEC wards in the state as it will serve as a platform where all vulnerable persons can easily gain access to the free medical treatment.
Gov. Hope Uzodimma therefore warned those whose intentions are to tamper with the funds to think twice as his government will mercilessly deal with them in line with the provisions of law as they’ll be guilty of profiting from money meant for the vulnerable persons in the state while urging those affected to turn out in mass.
The enrollment into the scheme which kickstarted today with Owerri Municipal Council Area is expected to run through the remaining 26 LGAs in the state in the coming days. Enrollment into the scheme is free while treatment is only reserved for the vulnerable persons.