Sokoto State on Wednesday launched a community contributory health scheme with N100 million seed capital.
The governor of the state, Aminu Tambuwal speaking at the event described the take off of the scheme as one of the most important interventions of his administration in the health sector.
The seed fund from the scheme according to the governor will ensure the implementation of the universal health coverage through contributions from various stakeholders.
“It will also protect families from the financial hardship of huge medical bills and limit the inflationary rise in the cost of healthcare services in all parts of the state,” the governor said
“Apart from ensuring equitable distribution of healthcare costs across different income groups, this scheme will improve and harness private sector participation in the provision of healthcare services in Sokoto,” he added.