By Nathan Nwakamma
The Bayelsa Health Insurance Scheme (BHIS) has so far enrolled 108,156 persons in less than two years of its commencement.
Dr Zuoboemi Agadah, Executive Secretary of BHIS made this known on Monday in Yenagoa in his opening remarks at the BHIS Enrollee’s Forum.
Agadah said that having covered the public servants, plans had reached advanced stage to commence enrolment of private and informal sectors in the scheme.
He noted that about 5,000 retirees were already enjoying services under the scheme.
According to Agadah, civil servants in the state started receiving quality medical care at no extra cost apart from the two per cent of their consolidated salaries deducted at source from September 2017.
He said that the scheme had contributed significantly to safer childbirth among civil servants and reduced infant mortality rates as the rate of hospital patronages by…