By Mmaduabuchi Onwumelu
The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Anambra State Health Insurance Agency (ASHIA), Dr. Simeon Beluonwu Onyemaechi, says Anambra State is among the first states that established a state Health Insurance Agency in Nigeria.
The ASHIA boss who disclosed this in Awka while fielding questions from newsmen, said that the state government did not just establish the agency, but that it also backed it up with a law, through the State House of Assembly, which, he said, showed how much the state prioritized the health of her citizens.
‘ASHIA has been growing and meeting up with expectations since its establishment; we don’t owe and have never owed the accredited hospitals that partner with us. We always pay them their fee for service charge and capitation before the second week of every month,’ Dr. Onyemaechi said.