From Umar Dankano,Yola
The Adamawa state Government has applauded the passage of the ‘Adamawa state Health Insurance Law No.7 of 2011’as amended by the state House of Assembly which provides free health care services to the indigents in the state.
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri gave the commendation in Yola at the weekend through a press statement stressing that it is a milestone that raises the bar on provision of medicare which will strengthen government’s drive to address the challenges in the sector.
According to the statement issued by the Director General Media and Communications to the Governor, Solomon Kumangar, the law enables every unemployed youth under the age of 20 years, pregnant women, people living with special needs, as well as those above 65 years to enjoy free health care services.
Governor Fintiri viewed the development as a concrete synergy with the eleven (11) points of his administration’s agenda targeted at attaining easy access to healthcare services to the teeming unemployed youth, indigents, pregnant women, the aged in the state.
The Governor expressed readiness to assent on the amended bill as soon as it is on his table so that it can come into effect immediately.
“This action by the legislature is a commendable milestone that my administration views as a formidable support in the drive to strengthen existing public health challenges.
Commenting on the passage of the law, a civil servant in the state, Yakubu Babakadi, said the achievement just recorded will go a long way in assisting the teeming populace.
Babakadi advised the Governor to make sure that necessary measures are taken to checkmate the activities of unpatriotic health workers who may take advantage of the scheme to sabotage this beautiful idea.