Ogun To Flag Off “Araya” In 13 LGAs

Ogun State Government has unveiled
its readiness to activate its Community Base Health Insurance Scheme ‘ARAYA’ in
the remaining 13 Local Government Areas in the State.
The State Governor, Senator
Ibikunle Amosun stated this at the presentation of the 2016 Appropriation Bill
tagged ‘Budget of Optimisation’ at the Ogun State House of Assembly in

Governor Amosun explained that the
Scheme had been activated in seven Local Government Councils in the previous
years, emphasising that despite the financial constraint, efforts are being
intensified to ensure that the health condition of the people particularly at
the grass root is improved upon.

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He maintained that two or more
health centres in each Local Government of the State would be upgraded and
equipped to the Ogun standard in order to reduce the burden on secondary and
tertiary health institutions in the State revealing that
 the Conditional Cash Transfer Programme (CCT) ‘Gbomoro’ would continue in
2016 to ease the financial plight of pregnant women in child bearing age.
He noted that training and
retraining of health workers would be given priority in the proposed
Appropriation Bill to improve on their skills and service delivery.
Amosun pledged that his
administration would upgrade and ensure provision of functional infrastructure
in the health sector and as well introduce Performance Based Funding (PBF) to
improve productivity among the health workers.
He also promised to sustain the present
level of immunisation coverage, treatment of severe malaria and prevention of
 “We must ensure that our resources are
optimally allocated to deliver maximum return for our people. It is therefore
critical for us to continue to collaborate, synergize and strengthen our
partnership with all stakeholders in pursuit of our common goals to leave a
legacy that endures”, he said.