Cross River State government has emphasised the need for residents and indigenes to have health insurance in the state.
Commissioner for health in the state, Dr Betta Edu in a New Year message, said the Health Insurance Scheme (CRSHIS) otherwise called Ayadecare is mandated to ensure that people get the same level of healthcare, which will ultimately lead to a healthier workforce and longer life expectancy through a monthly financial subscription.
She said health insurance is a safety net because it makes it easier for an enrollee to access routine and preventive health care and provides an insurance plan for enrollees to navigate the confusion of medical billing, high out of pocket expenses that may be catastrophic.
Calling for continued caution by people as COVID-19 spreads its new variant, she said, “I want to encourage us all to keep giving our best to prevention testing and vaccination and should remain relentless in keeping safe.
“We will continue to ensure that our endeavours remain consistent with global best practices of healthcare delivery targeted at overcoming the pandemic.”
According to her, they have expanded on already existing strategies and structures to grow and further strengthen the healthcare system across the state.
Edu reassured that the state will remain committed to ensuring quality, cost-effective and timely health services