Cross River Assembly Passes Health Insurance Scheme Bill Into Law

In Breaking News, Health, National News, Reports

By CrossRiverWatch Admin

 

Cross RIver State House of Assembly logo
Cross River State House of Assembly logo

The Cross River State House of Assembly Tuesday, passed into law the bill seeking to create the Cross River State Health Insurance Scheme Agency into law in its sitting.

The bill sources say, will be tagged “AyadeCare”.

When assented to by the Governor, the Agency empowered by the Act will manage an insurance scheme that will ensure all residents in the state have access to effective, quality and affordable healthcare services said Honorable Ekpo Bassey who sponsored the bill.

CrossRiverWatch gathered the bill is a replica of the National Health Insurance Scheme with several alterations to suit the demographics in unique to the state.

The Governor, Senator Ben Ayade has in several for a, spoken passionately about the bill as the answer to a plethora of financial challenges and burden faced by Cross Riverians when they fall ill and has provisions that ensures the effect of the payments on individuals will be minimal.

Also, Cross River State Economic and Industrial Development Zone Bill 2016, Cross River State Disability Rights Commission Bill 2016 and Cross River State Infrastructure Safety and Regulatory Agency (Amendment) Bill 2016 were read for the second time.

Sources in Government House also informed CrossRiverWatch that Governor Ayade postponed the assent ceremony initially scheduled for this weekend to early next week as the bill is said to be a “big one”.

Since You Are Here, Support Good Journalism


CrossRiverWatch was founded on the ideals of deploying tech tools to report in an ethical manner, news, views and analysis with a narrative that ensures transparency in governance, a good society and an accountable democracy.

Everyone appreciates good journalism but it costs a lot of money. Nonetheless, it cannot be sacrificed on the altar of news commercialisation.

Consider making a modest contribution to support CrossRiverWatch's journalism of credibility and integrity in order to ensure that all have continuous free access to our noble endeavor.

CLICK HERE

New Feature: Don't miss any of our news again.Get all our articles in your facebook chat box.Click the Facebook Messenger Icon below to subscribe now

Text Advert by CRWatch :Place Yours

Will You To Learn How To Make Millions Of Naira Making Special Creams From Your Kitchen?.Click Here


Expose Your Business And Make More Sales. Advertise On CrossRiverWatch.com Today

You may also read!

Essien Ita Education Foundation Pay’s Fees For 50 Students In Calabar

By Ushang Ewa Amidst fears that there may be a surge in the number of out of school children

Read More...

Do More Reportage On Gender Based Violence, Stakeholders Urge Journalists

By Patrick Obia Journalists have been beckoned at to synergize with all in gender based activities, for proper reportage

Read More...

By-Elections: 15 Political Parties Sign Peace Accord In Cross River

By Ada Wodu, Punch Newspaper The 15 political parties participating in the Northern Senatorial District by-elections n in Cross

Read More...

One commentOn Cross River Assembly Passes Health Insurance Scheme Bill Into Law

  • Health insurance scheme hmm, some community in this state are strugline to have over the counter drugs seller, living without qualified doctor, go into some community in biase and others and see their health standard, no light in hospital, no good ventilation, no nurse, all wat you have is a doctor…………………………. Pls let our governor send some sincere ppl to check our community hospitals.

Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu

Share this now