One Thousand constituents of Warri South Constituency 1 in Delta State are to be registered for 2022/2023 health insurance scheme courtesy of the Hon. Austin Uroye Helpline Foundation.
Uroye on Sunday, December 26, 2021, which was Boxing Day, handed over forms that contain the registration/ collation of names of 100 persons each from the 6 wards he represents to collate names of aged mothers, the less privileged and vulnerable persons.
The first-time lawmaker in the 8th Delta State House of Assembly is to bear the cost for the registration of the 1000 beneficiaries in the 2022/2023 health insurance scheme.
Uroye, who is presently the Chairman, Hosue Committee on Health explained that he is for taking the bold decision of pouring millions of naira into the health scheme for his people because he has seen people die due to their inability to afford ordinary drugs for malaria, typhoid and other small illness that can be easily taken care of.
“But, due to lack of money, they are unable to go to the hospital or health centre for proper checkups thereby leading to their death.
“Pregnant women on a regular basis get stillbirth during labour and some of the women even end up losing their lives and the baby; these have become worrisome,” Uroye noted.
The lawmaker who pointed out the importance of health insurance and its benefits noted that the insurance scheme is with the best hospitals in the Warri area of the state.
The former Secretary to the Warri South Local Government encouraged leaders in the Wards, community chairmen and other stakeholders to work in one accord with the Ward chairmen to provide the names of those who are truly in need of the health insurance scheme.
Uroye also noted that his gesture to the people is to complement the Delta State Contributory Health Insurance Scheme instituted by the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.