Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has launched a mobile application technology for Gombe State Contributory Healthcare Management Agency (GoHealth) to revolutionize health services in the state.
When launching the App, during a stakeholders engagement meeting on Basic Healthcare Provision Fund (BHCPF) organized by GoHealth in collaboration with the German International Corporation GIZ, Legislative Initiative for Sustainable Development (LISDEL) and Saif Advocacy Foundation, he maintained that it was in line with his administration’s aspiration towards providing quality and affordable healthcare services for the people through GoHealth.
Governor Yahaya said, “Let me especially welcome the executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme Prof. Mohammed Nasir Sambo for finding time out of his very tight schedule to be with us here in Gombe.
“We are proud of your sterling achievements at NHIS and your presence today is a testament to your incredible vision and result-driven approach towards transforming the entire health insurance ecosystem in Nigeria”.
He described the occasion as special because it combines both the stakeholder engagement with the launch of the app which aligns with his administration’s policy of embracing innovative and technology-driven solutions to ensure effective and efficient healthcare service delivery to the people of the state.
The Governor said the engagement was aimed at sensitizing all relevant stakeholders and the general public on the recently introduced contributory health care scheme and its various programs targeting all categories of residents in the state.
He added that healthcare providers were also receiving regular funding which enables them to maintain their facilities, ensure the availability of drugs and other medical consumables as well as improve the capacity of human resources in the health sector.
The country lead of the German International Corporation, GIZ Fatima Zannah, said Gombe State had been a pacesetter in the provision of quality healthcare services across the State
Mrs. Zannah said the launch of the GoHealth App in the State was a quantum leap in the delivery of real-time health services, assuring the government and people of the state that the GIZ would continue to support the efforts of the Gombe State government towards revitalizing the health sector.