The OYHO State Health Insurance Authority (OYSHIA) on Monday reaffirmed its commitment to the health of its participants, adding that its annual Standard Plus plan is N13,500.
Calling on the public to ignore a now-deleted social media post by a radio station promoting its former standard health care plan of N8,000, the agency said it would work tirelessly to ensure it was available to the populace.
Speaking in Ibadan, Executive Secretary Dr Sola Akande said the Agency appreciated its passion for the media and urged them to adhere to journalistic principles in the discharge of their duties.
He pointed out that the radio station, in partnership with the United Nations International Emergency Fund (UNICEF) at the start of the program about five years ago, promoted one of the old ads without confirmation from OYSHIA.
He said: “While the agency appreciates the cooperation of the media to allow for wider coverage of our event, we implore journalists and media outlets to uphold professional ethics and principles by confirming that information comes from the correct sources before publishing. This will avoid pushes to the public misleading content”.
“We hereby expressly state that as the N8,000 Standard Program has been replaced by the N13,500 Standard Plus Program, the former program no longer exists,” Akande said.
The OYSHIA boss added that “the agency remains committed to providing accessible and affordable healthcare that will bring universal health coverage to all residents of Oyo State”.