The Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Governor of Delta State on Health Monitoring, Dr. Michael Nwoko, has urged healthcare providers across the State to improve on their services in order to meet the needs of enrollees of the Contributory Health Insurance Scheme.

The SSA made the call when he visited the Federal Medical Center (FMC), Asaba to inspect facilities in the hospital.

Dr. Nwoko and members of his team were received and conducted round the facility by the Chief Medical Director, Dr. Victor Osiatuma. 

He thanked the management and staff of the health institution for their commitment to ensuring they met the increasing demand of enrollees of the State Contributory Health Insurance Scheme. 

The SSA explained that Health Insurance was a global trend in healthcare delivery which could guarantee Universal Health Coverage and bring about accessible, affordable and quality healthcare services to the people.

Dr Nwoko reiterated Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s commitment to raising the bar for healthcare delivery service in the State by introducing far reaching measures to reposition the health sector to meet the global trend.  

The Chief Medical Director of the Federal Medical Center, Dr. Victor Osiatuma, stated that the hospital was rapidly upgrading to meet the increasing demands of enrollees of the Health Insurance Scheme. 

He disclosed that the facility currently had over 5,000 enrollees of the Contributory Health Scheme and that the number was increasing daily. 

The CMD commended Governor Okowa for domesticating the Health Insurance Scheme in Delta Stat

Dr. Michael Nwoko and his team also visited the State Secretariat Clinic where they were conducted round by the Medical Director, Dr. Uche Okwe and the management team of the clinic.

Dr Okwe thanked the Governor for appointing Dr. Michael Nwoko as SSA, Health Monitoring as his assignment was key to the health sector and would address the issues affecting Healthcare delivery in the State. 

The SSA toured round the facility, interacted with the staff and assured that the challenges facing the Clinic would be channeled to the appropriate authorities for solutions.

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