KADCHMA bags 2022 Government Agency of the Year Award
By: Femi Mustapha
Kaduna state Contributory Health Management Authority (KADCHMA) received Government Agency of the Year Award from the League of Extraordinary Achievers Award 2022, for his role of ensuring that out of pocket spending on healthcare is reduced.
Expressing his excitement over the feat, the Director General KADCHMA, Malam Abubakar Hassan the staff and management of the Authority has worked tirelessly to have over 500,000 contributors to Kaduna state Health insurance scheme.
According to him the award is a proof that the efforts of the management and staff of KADCHMA are recognised, adding that the award will spur them to do more health is wealth and the scheme will stop unnecessary our of pocket spending.
“Knowledge of the scheme has gone up and its utilization due to sensitization has also increased with high impact on maternal and child mortality in the state. We are beginning to raise the numbers. On behalf of the entire staff of KADCHMA I feel excited and delighted about the award and more challenged to do more having been selected to receive this award.
“As of January this year the Authority has less than 2,500 informal sector enrolments but as at the close of October the numbers have risen to well over 20,000. The scheme today, which include both formal and informal sector and the vulnerable programme is well over 500,000.
“The introduction of the flexible payment option has given hope to the people now in the majority that cannot pay one off and this is a major feat. Improved quality assurance visits as well as impact of monitoring and evaluation of our operations are major critical success factors that we believe were also responsible.
“We’ve also built credible relationships with our providers and this is impacting on the speed of response in terms of delivery of service. Improved and timely delivery of services, dynamic operation, more products and multiple options for different groups and individuals are some of the reasons why we are seeing increased enrolment.
“I can only congratulate His Excellency, the Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir Ahmed el-Rufai for what we are beginning to see as successes due to the wisdom in choosing to be dynamic in leadership that led to the set up of the scheme in Kaduna state. It is my prayer that his generation will continue to reap from his selfless, dedication to the growth of Kaduna State,” the DG added.