The Delta State Government has presented a statistical computation of over 2 million enrollees in the State’s Health Insurance Scheme within the past seven years.

This announcement was made by the Director-General of the Delta State Contributory Health Commission, Dr. Isaac Okpoveta on Monday, during the distribution of health insurance cards to 100 enrolled adoptees at Onicha-Olona in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State.

According to Dr. Okpoveta, “I am immensely delighted to stand before you all today as we gather to celebrate the remarkable generosity and compassion of the Oganishu Umu Ogbekenu Foundation that has set a shining example for all to follow.

“The foundation purchased health insurance for 100 vulnerable individuals in the community in response to the clarion call of the DSCHC to all people of goodwill to key into the indigent enrollee adoption initiative of the commission.

“This is not just an act of charity, it is a demonstration of profound empathy and a tangible commitment to the well-being of our people.

“Today, through these initiatives, we have been able to significantly increase healthcare coverage and improve health outcomes for our people.

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“As of the end of March 2024, our enrolment statistics stand at two million insured. This figure is a testament to the trust and confidence that the people of Delta State have placed in our commission and its programs.”

He noted that healthcare should not be a luxury that is given to influential and privileged few, but should be treated as a fundamental human right that everyone should have.

Okpoveta applauded the foundation for making health insurance possible for the vulnerable members of the community, highlighting that the foundation has set an admirable principle kicking off as a role model in showing collective action towards positive change and impact.

While commending the foundation, Dr. Okpoveta also mentioned that with a sum of N7,000 per individual, one can purchase health insurance cards to access quality health care throughout the year.

Following, the Director General of the foundation, Chukwugozi Modungwo, also expressed his gratitude on the commission’s initiative, noting that it was a very good attempt to guarantee access to health care facilities for the vulnerable and less privileged.

He further stressed the foundation’s commitment to partner with the commission to enroll more indigenes and ensure the availability of healthcare services to them.