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EKSG Commences Free Health Insurance Programme for Over 19,000 Pensioners.

Commissioner for Health, Dr. Filani

The Ekiti State Government has announced the commencement of free healthcare services under the State Insurance Scheme for the over 19,000 Pensioners in the State who retired from the State and Local Government Public Services

The State Commissioner for Health and Human Services Dr Oyebanji Filani made this known at a meeting with the Pensioners at the Pensioners’ Secretariat Ado-Ekiti.

Dr Filani said that the Pensioners would however be registered under the state Health Insurance programme to enable them benefit from the Government’s gesture

He disclosed that the State Health insurance Scheme team would soon begin sensitization on how to get all retirees registered and treated across the state adding that the entry points for the programme are the State Primary Health Centres.

The Commissioner noted that the Biodun Oyebanji led administration had started the free health intervention programme with some groups such as pregnant women, children under age 5, children of orphanage homes, People living with disabilities amongst others.

“This one with the Pensioners was borne out of His Excellency’s passion and love for retired senior citizens”; he noted.

In his remarks, the State Head of Service Engr. Sunday Komolafe noted that the free health intervention programme was another testimony to the fact that the Governor holds the senior citizens in high esteem.

Engineer Komolafe added that the initiative was yet another way to ensure that the shared prosperity vision of the BAO led administration gets to every citizen through the promotion of the health of everyone living in the state.

The Head of Service assured the pensioners of the government’s continuous support and commitment to the welfare of the members of the Association in the state.

Responding, the President of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Ekiti State Chapter Mr Joel Akinola appreciated the Governor for another milestone achievement by making history with this live saving programme for Pensioners in Ekiti State.

Mr Akinola said that members of the Union have not had it this good noting that the governor few days ago committed over 500million Naira to the payment of gratuities for pensioners in the state.

“The governor pays our monthly pension as and when due.This is the era of Pensioners in Ekiti State ” He said.

The NUP Chairman and his team prayed for the success of Governor Biodun Oyebanji’s administration and pledged their members’ continuous support and prayer for the administration.

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1 Comment

  • Pastor Ademiloye Emmanuel Oluwafemi
    11:22 pm March 20, 2024

    Well done sir our Excellency. By the special Grace of God, YOU will get to your promised land.
    Please sir, don’t relent in your effort to make Ekiti great.

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