The governor made this assertion when the Deputy Ambassador of Netherlands, Mitchel Decleen led a team of PharmAccess and Hygenia on a visit to him at the Government House, Ilorin, on Friday.
Gov. Ahmed said collaborative efforts were needed to ameliorate the situation, stressing that the Community Health Insurance Scheme of the state government, in partnership with the government of Netherlands, PharmAccess and Hygeia was a positive development in that regard.
Governor Ahmed said the scheme would soon cover all the 16 local government areas of the state as part of “this administration’s resolve to give the widest spectrum of the population access to healthcare”.
On the sustainable funding of the CHIS, the governor said a funding formula that will be self generating would be initiated to ensure that the scheme is sustained after the exit of the present partners.
He, however, expressed the hope that the partnership that has made the State Community Health Insurance Scheme a success would be sustained for sustainable healthcare in the State.
The Deputy Ambassador of Netherlands and Leader of the team, Mitchel Deleen in his remarks said in line with the roadmap of the funding strategies of the CHIS, the team was in the state to examine the funding strategies.