The Convener, Arise Women Medical Outreach, Mrs. Siju Iluyomade, has urged the Federal Government to provide subsidised health insurance for the less privileged.
Iluyomade made this call at a briefing in Lagos.
According to her, the health sector is in need of an intervention in financing and only the government has the resources to support indigent Nigerians.
She said, “The change we expect is that every Nigerian should have access to basic medical care no matter how poor they are. Health care delivery should not be for the middle class or the rich but for every one that wants to live well. It is the government that can provide this for the people, individuals can only support.”
Iluyomade, who said the organisation had provided free health care services to over 60,000 Lagosians since 2013, explained that it was committed to supporting the rural poor.
The Chairperson, Arise Foundation, Abuja, Dr. Mojisola Odeku, in her remarks, promised that more women and children would benefit from the initiative.