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DSCHC enjoins pregnant women, nursing mothers to embrace health insurance scheme



 DSCHC enjoins pregnant women nursing mothers to embrace health insurance scheme
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Delta State Contributory Health Commission (DSCHC) has emphasised the need for pregnant women and nursing mothers in the state to register with the commission to continue to enjoy its free health insurance services.

The Director of Administration in the commission, Comrade Martins Bolum, stated this during a meeting with agents, drawn from different communities, representing the commission in the hospitals across the state.

Comrade Bolum said the commission in partnership with the National Population Commission (NPC) and the UNICEF was working to provide national birth certificates free of charge to all new born babies and children who are under five years old.

He however said only those who registered with the commission would benefit and enjoy other services provided in the health insurance scheme.

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Comrade Bolum pointed out that many people had not been accessing the health centres in their communities because they were ignorant of the benefits of the centres, adding that a grassroots sensitisation programme was being organised by the commission through its agents in the various health centres in the state to ensure pregnant women and nursing mothers were registered with the commission.

He urged the agents of the commission to ensure the smooth implementation of the programme, adding that the commission would support the programme fully.

He emphasised that with as low as N7,000 every year, one could subscribe to the commission to enjoy services in the health insurance scheme, adding that as soon as any registered pregnant woman delivered in a government hospital, health centre or any health facilities providing services for the commission, the baby should be registered with the agents to obtain the national birth certificate as well as the DSCHC identity card, to enable the babies enjoy free treatment.

He commended the agents for their cooperation so far and urged them to keep proper records, adding that data was vital for the success of the programme.

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