Oyo State Health Insurance Agency (OYSHIA) has disclosed that it has started engaging some owners of private universities to join the state’s health Insurance scheme.
Executive Secretary of the agency, Dr Sola Akande, stated this while speaking on a radio programme.
He said: “We are already engaging some owners of private universities and we hope with all what we are doing, they will be convinced to come on board, especially with what we have done at First Technical University and Oke Ogun Polytechnic.
“We want to make these places the reference point for them so that they can go there on their own and see the transformation that can take place when they come on board to Oyo State Health Insurance and how they can have easy access to health in their schools,” he said.
Akande also explained that the agency went to Saki to assess the health centre in Saki and what OYSHIA needs to put in place for the takeoff of the insurance scheme, in order for it to run effectively and for the students to access a befitting health center.
He appealed to politicians, philanthropists, community leaders to buy health insurance for people around them, in order for everybody to have access to the scheme, explaining that the individual scheme is N8,000 per head, while the family scheme is N28,000 for father, mother and two children.