The Oyo State Health Insurance Agency (OYSHIA) said it has enrolled more than 60% of its target participants in the Basic Healthcare Delivery Fund (BHCPF) scheme.
The news was revealed in Ibadan on Tuesday by Dr. Sola Akande, Executive Secretary of the Oyo State Health Insurance Authority (OYSHIA).
In addition, Dr Akande said the agency has reviewed BHCPF enrollment upwards to accommodate more state residents.
According to him, “The Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) is funded from 1% of the consolidated revenue of the federal government which is provided to the states which have fulfilled certain established guidelines.”
Akand said the basic health protection fund initially aimed to capture 37,500 Indigenous people in 33 local government areas, including the elderly, children (under 5 years old), people with disabilities and pregnant women.
Some 22,018 lives have been taken into the program so far, Dr Akande added.
The OYSHIA boss said the agency is currently recruiting more people, adding that the reviewed figure now stands at 65,000.
He suggested it was part of the Oyo state government, led by Engr. Seyi Makinde is committed to providing Universal Healthcare (UHC) services by providing Basic Minimum Healthcare Services (BMPHS) and Emergency Medical Care.
Dr. Akande also assured successful enrollees that they would not have to pay out-of-pocket for medical services through the ID cards issued to them by the agency.
The main objective of BHCPF is to help Oyo State residents, especially the poor and vulnerable, women, children under 5 years of age and children in orphanages, achieve universal health coverage and increase access to primary healthcare services.
For more information, please visit www.oyshia.oy.gov.ng