The Ogun State Community Health Insurance Scheme popularly known as Araya has received a boost as the Wife of the state Governor, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun, launched the Araya Card, promising that the state government would not relent in providing affordable and qualitative health care delivery for the residents of the state.
This, according to the governor’s wife, was part of the sustainable strategy in the Mission to Rebuild Ogun State under the able leadership of Senator Ibikunle Amosun.
Addressing a mammoth crowd during the launch of the Araya Cards at the Awujale Pavilion in Ijebu-Ode, Mrs. Amosun said the card would give opportunity for the pregnant women and children under the age of five years to visit and enjoy quality antenatal and postnatal care in any state health facility.
She said the scheme was one of the promises made by the present administration during its electioneering campaigns, explaining that the scheme would among other things give financial assistance to very many people across the state to cushion the huge hospital bills and improve access to quality health service.
“This policy has made health care free for our children under the ages of five, our pregnant women and our senior citizens. Under this scheme the state government will pay premium for these set of people in order to provide them with free health care,” she said.
She advised women to pay more attention to their health and maintain a clean environment.
The highlight of the event was the distribution of the Araya Cards to a number of beneficiaries. Many of the beneficiaries could not hide their joy as they commended the state government for coming up with this laudable policy.