By Ovat Abeng
The Anambra State Government on Wednesday joined the rest of the World to celebrate the 2020 Universal Health Coverage (UHC) day amid COVID-19 pandemic.
The programme was organized by the State Ministry of Health in conjunction with the European Union (EU) and other health agencies in the state.
Declaring the event held at the Ministry’s conference hall in Awka open, the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Vincent Okpala, said the State Government is highly committed to achieving Universal Health Coverage following its up-to-date payment of counterpart funding.
He assured Ndi Anambra and all the development partners that the State is on track to achieving the objectives of Universal Health Coverage at all times.
The State European Union and World Health Organization programme coordinator, Mr Ndubuisi Orji, said that the day affords them the opportunity to listen to Anambra State Government on how far it has gone in attaining Universal Health Coverage and promised that they would continue to partner the state for easy access to quality, effective and affordable health care services.
On his part, the Executive Secretary, Anambra State Health Insurance Agency, Dr Simeon Onyemaechi, said the agency has concluded plans to enroll about 28, 246 residents of the state into the scheme, an action geared towards achieving Universal Health Coverage.
Paradise News understands that the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the annual marking of Universal Health Coverage on 12th December as a reminder for countries and citizens to resolve and accelerate the process towards the attainment of Universal Health Coverage globally.