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Hope Uzodinma Flags Off Enrollment Of Vulnerable Persons Into BHCPF


Vulnerable Persons To Be Enrolled Into Basic Healthcare Provision Fund scheme. 

....Pregnant Women, Children Between 1-5yrs-Old, Aged From 65yrs Above To Receive Free Treatment.

The Governor of Imo State Sen Hope Uzodimma earlier today in Owerri the Imo state Capital flagged off the enrollment of vulnerable persons into the basic healthcare provision fund (BHCPF) scheme. 

Speaking at the event, Gov. Uzodimma expressed how highly delighted he was over the innovative health care scheme that is aimed at the vulnerable persons in the state and appreciated the collaboration of the Federal Government and the state in actualizing this milestone.

He said 

“The BHCPF has heralded a brand new chapter in the history of healthcare in the country, as it offers a refreshing assurance that all our people can have access to quality healthcare delivery irrespective of their status in life. We must applaud the federal and state governments for collaborating to initiate this noble vision. ”

Uzodinma speaking laid emphasis on his  administration being mindful of vulnerable groups in the society and promised that his government will stop at nothing to address their concerns.

According to Governor Hope persons who were qualified for the free treatment under the scheme include ; 

i. Persons under 5 years of age.

ii. Pregnant Women.

iii. Persons over 65years of age.

He further revealed that the free healthcare package will be accessible through the 305 Primary healthcare centers in all the INEC wards in the state as it will serve as a platform where all vulnerable persons can easily gain access to the free medical treatment. 

Gov. Hope Uzodimma issued a stern warning to people he described as " those whose intentions are to tamper with the funds" and advised such individuals have a rethink stressing that his government will deal  mercilessly with anyone found wanting in line with the provisions of law as they’ll be guilty of profiting from money meant for the vulnerable persons in the state while urging those affected to turn out in mass.

The enrollment into the scheme which kick-started today with Owerri Municipal Council Area is expected to run through the remaining 26 LGAs in the state in the coming days. Enrollment into the scheme is free while treatment is only reserved for the vulnerable persons.

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