Ibrahim Shuaibu in Kano
Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has signed into law the state Contributory Health Care Agency Bill 2016.
During a short ceremony over the weekend , the governor said history has been made as the development is a fulfillment of one of his inaugural promises to better the living conditions of civil servants.
The Contributory Health Care is a scheme that, among other things, facilitates payment for medical and surgical expenses incurred by civil servants in the state, included in their benefit packages as a means of motivating them.
He stated that as the scheme is being implemented, private sector workers would also be incorporated.
Ganduje stated that it would be expanded subsequently to accommodate community involvement, so that access to health care delivery services in the grassroots would be enhanced.
Meanwhile, the governor has inaugurated a nine – member Task Force on Graveyards, headed by the state Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Ali Haruna Makoda.
He explained the state Task Force would collaborate with the state Standing Committee on Graveyards to improve their standard and to ensure renovation where necessary, as some of the final resting places were recently ravaged by flood and other environmental problems.