To ensure universal access to health without financial burden, the Abia State House of Assembly has held a special health care session with the Health Policy Plus initiative, an arm of the USAID.
The health care initiative were in the Hallowed chambers to seek for legislative backup for universal health coverage in the state.
Leader of the delegation and Global Director, Health Policy Plus, Sharma Suneeta while addressing the lawmakers said access to essential health package without so much stress is what the organisation represents.
She explained that the concept is to subsidize health provision to most health care needs of everyone without economic burden.
Suneeta said the visit to the lawmakers is to ask for the development of policy and legal framework to support universal health coverage in the state.
The global director aid the goal to achieve and to ensure quality access to health by everyone in the state no matter your location.
The universal health care act 2017 captures participation for benefit delivery, improved governance, local assistance and institutional support for health access.
Chairman House Committee on Health, Stanley Nwabisi, and his Appropriation and Private Public partnership and Diaspora matters, Kennedy Njoku and Mike Ukoha, described the policy as timely.
They expressed belief that access to health facilities to their constituents will go a long way to helping them especially the vulnerable.
They assured that Abia will give legislative backing to the project to ensure proper and timely access to health.
Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Chinedum Orji in his address explained that the Abia State Government places premium on health, hence, the improve funding of the health sector.
He said strategic interventions to promote access to quality health care would be employed by the state.
Orji encouraged Abians to avail themselves of the opportunity provided by the service to access quality health.
He assured that Abia lawmakers will give her total support to the initiative.
The house also confirmed the screening of the twenty two Commissioner nominees.