Aganaba, who made the call while presenting health insurance identity cards of some of the council’s staff that registered in the scheme to the council chairman, Mr. Shaban Ishaku Tete, said the call became necessary in order to keep them healthy and free of hypertension.
“I am happy today that some staff and residents were able to register with the health insurance scheme despite some challenges I had with some people. And I want to advise all of you here to always check your blood pressure because of hypertension,” she said.
Also speaking, managing director/chief executive of Health Stone, Mustapha M. Zakari, explained that employers normally contribute 10 percent of their staff basic salary while the employee contribute 5 percent to the scheme.
He informed the council staff that they are only going to pay 10 percent of the cost of drugs dispensed to them at their chosen hospital.
“For instance, if a staff is prescribed drugs amounting to N1,000, such staff will pay only N100, and if it amounts to N2,000, such staff will pay only N200,’’ he explained.
In his remark, the council chairman, Mr. Shaban Ishaku Tete, expressed happiness with the FCTA health insurance scheme for embarking on such humanitarian gesture, which he said started under his administration. He called for the extension of such programme to rural areas for the benefit of local communities.
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