Osun state Government on Thursday, enroled not less than 300 vulnerable students, from School for Persons with Special Needs into Osun health insurance Scheme (O’HIS) in order to have access to free medical health care.
Sahel Standard reports that Osun Health Insurance Agency is being headed by Dr Rasaq Akintunde Akindele, who is the Executive Secretary.
The capturing of the enrolment took place at Osun State Secondary School for Persons with Special Needs in Osogbo, the Osun state capital.
O’HIS Public relation officer, Mr Segun Odewumi in an interview with newsmen, explained that the program was organized by the state government to reduce the burden of cost of health care on vulnerable students.
“This is a very good initiative, because of what’s going on in the society now many parents cannot afford to take care of their children, but with this, they will go to the hospital and receive treatment free of charge.
“With this excercise, card will be given to them, and they will take it to hospital, with that they will enjoy free health care for the next 5 years
“About 300 students will be captured here today and the exercise will last for 5 years. The teachers and the students are very much happy, he said.
During an interview with some of the beneficiaries, Ajala Oluwadamilare Ezekiel, a student of the school expressed his appreciation to the state government for counting them worthy to enjoy free healthcare
He continued by pleading with Governor Adeleke to continue rendering assistance to all vulnerables in Osun state.
Adesola Kehinde who is also among the enroled students showered many prayers on Governor Adeleke.
“I pray that the Lord will continue to help Governor Adeleke, thank you for remembering us”, She said.