KADCHMA Lauds Foundation Efforts in Enrolling Women in Health Insurance Scheme
By: Femi Mustapha
Kaduna State Contributory Health Management Authority (KADCHMA), has commended the Caleb Danladi Foundation (CDF), for its pledge to support the Authority’s efforts in enrolling more women into its health insurance coverage.
The Director General of KADCHMA, Abubakar Hassan gave the commendation yesterday when he received the founder and CEO of the Foundation, Mr Caleb Danladi Bako, who was on a fact-finding mission visit to the Authority Headquarters on 29th January, 2024.
The DG said the Management of the Authority are pleased with Caleb Foundation’s CEO who has come on a fact-finding mission visit to support what the government is doing and compliment the effort of the government in a community in Kaduna state in health care services.
“We’re glad that the well-to-do and kind-hearted individuals are coming to give back to the people in the community, in helping the government to reduce maternal and child mortality which is still high in Kaduna state.
“Helping to address pregnant women and childbirth who cannot afford it is highly commendable. We use this opportunity to call on other well-meaning indigenes of Kaduna state who are politicians, businessmen and professionals out there to emulate Caleb Danladi Foundation’s gesture.
“You never can tell, you can just save one life. All you need to do is to pay N10650 which is the premium for one full year for someone to be able to go to the hospital whenever he or she has a health-related issue, he said.
Earlier, the Agency’s Head of Admin and Finance, Suleiman Mustapha briefed the foundation’s CEO on the working of the health scheme, adding that the health benefit package is financed from contributions made by interested individuals or family.
According to Mustapha, contribution rates for individual subscribers ranged from N10, 477 per annum (N873 per month); to N57, 935 per annum as family contribution (N4, 820 per month) for four biological-related persons amongst others.
Some of the primary care benefit packages include providing packages to enrollees by the primary care facilities with physical services, in-patient services, and diagnostic lab tests among others.
Earlier, the founder and CEO of the foundation Mr Bako said his visit is on how to support people in the village to key into the KADCHMA. The foundation has taken it as a mandate to enrol the less privileged ones, particularly those who die during given birth, and children.
The reason for this maternal and child mortality rate is going higher because they don’t have access to basic healthcare services to take care of the mother and child during pregnancy.
“The issue we discussed with the DG is on tin areas of possible collaboration for the enrolment of less privileged especially in ruler areas in Kaduna state. The project is going to start in Jaba LGA of the state as a pilot LG and gradually extend to other LGAs.
Caleb Danladi said he was in a facility in the Kafanchan area of the state and saw what some women were going through, which gave him the instigation to use his foundation to support health insertion beginning from the ruler areas.