Beneficiaries pay less than 10 per cent of the contribution of the Abuja administration.
The Minister of the Federal capital Territory, Abuja, Bala Mohammed, on Wednesday said the Abuja administration has commenced the implementation of Community Based Health Insurance Scheme.
According to a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Minister, Muhammad Sule, the health scheme is to ensure that the rural populace access unhindered quality healthcare delivery.
Mr. Mohammed said the pilot scheme has already commenced in 60 rural communities across Abuja and said the scheme is an upscale of the Community Empowerment Agricultural Initiatives where over 38,000 farmers income have increased more than 1,000 percent.
The scheme, which currently has over 8,000 enrolees, would continue to increase until all Abuja communities are totally covered. Beneficiaries of the scheme pay N1, 500 per annum as contribution while the Abuja administration pays N13, 500 for each member as subsidy.
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