Kano Contributory Health Agency registers 380,000 workers
By Muhammad Auwal
The Kano State Contributory Health Management Agency says it has registered about 380,000 workers in the state in its bid to provide affordable healthcare services to the people.
Executive Secretary of the agency, Dr Halima Mohammed-Mijinyawa stated this while paying a courtesy visit on the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Alhaji Abdulazeez Garba-Gafasa.
“We started the enrollment with only civil servants and their dependents, but later did registration for individuals who were interested,” she said.
Dr Halima said that the aim of the visit was to seek support from the legislators towards smooth operation of the agency.
“We have taken a lot of measures to ensure that the health contributory agency provide adequate services to workers and their dependents.
“Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje’s aim of establishing the agency was to reduce challenges faced by civil servants in accessing health care services,”she said.
She further said that the agency which was established in 2017 has recorded lots of successes due to support from workers.
She called on the house to review the law establishing the agency, for an upward review of deductions from workers salaries in line with the N30,000 new minimum wage.
She also urged the lawmakers to raise the amount set aside for vulnerable people in the agency by government inline with current realities.
Responding, Garba-Gafasa assured that the lawmakers would look into the matter because it was of public interest.
He added that government agencies established by law, should present challenges encountered in discharging their functions for to the house for solutions.