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N150m Health Grant: Integrity Is Our Watchword – Oginni

The Executive Secretary of Osun Health Insurance Scheme (O’HIS), Dr Niyi Oginni has assured citizens of utmost integrity in the dispensation of the N150m health grant approved by the state government.

ALLSKYTVNEWS recall that Osun State government had earlier this month approved the release of N150 million take-off grant for the state Health Insurance Scheme, in a bid to ensure effectiveness in the health insurance operation.

While speaking with ALLSKYTVNEWS, Dr Oginni, who promised that there would be no mismanagement of funds, said the culture of the O’HIS was exhibition of integrity and transparency without compromise.

In his words, “the person that appointed me, His Excellency, knows that I am somebody with integrity and wanted somebody that has integrity to launch this. That’s why I was appointed, so, the area of integrity, that is the first thing to safeguard us.”

“Integrity matters to us a lot, beginning from me to all my directors and all other people that had been working with us, we don’t compromise on integrity,” Oginni said.

The Executive Secretary also said, the grant would be dispensed to the establishment of hall centre, employment of ad-hoc personnel, provision of operational vehicles, installment of necessary ICT infrastructure for health insurance operation, among others.

“The grant is meant to implement the action plan that has already been drawn and approved by the Governor, and the key things that need to be done at the moment which I need to deploy the fund to, is first and foremost the establishment of our hall centre which is highly important for the Health Insurance Cooperation and also with operational vehicles.”

“We’re also going to set up business offices in the zones. In this business offices, we are going to employ some ad-hoc staffs, basically, data analyst, people who are vast in statistics. Also, most of our operators in the ICT building are going to have a well programmed computer and we would employ people who are good with data management, they would collect data, analyse data and formulate decisions,” he explained

Oginni, however, urged residents in the state to key into the scheme, as it was established to protect families from financial hardship of huge medical bills.

According to him, “we have 332 primary health centres that we have already given provisional accreditation to give service under our scheme.”

“We also have 9 state hospitals that has been accredited to provide service under the scheme and then we have 44 private hospitals, with 27 of them offering general services to the people and 17 of them are specialist hospitals to treat special issues.”

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