63000 refugees to be enrolled under Cross River state health insurance scheme says UNHCR country rep
, March 29, 2021
...As Dr Betta Edu reiterates the state's govt commitment towards ensuring eligible Refugees get COVID-19 vaccines
This is going to be a cheering news for refugees in Cross River state, as a bold step towards mitigating challenges of accessing quality healthcare is underway. The United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees Country director, Chansa Kapaya disclosed during a courtesy visit to the hard-working and dedicated Health commissioner of the state, Dr Betta Edu that about 63,000 will benefit from the state's health insurance scheme, courtesy of UNHRC.
On the steps being put in place to ensure that COVID-19 vaccines are made available to everyone in the state including the refugees, the Commissioner of health, Dr Betta Edu reiterates that her office and the state govt are working in tandem to meet the expectations of the populace, noting that measures are already in place to make sure that all eligible refugees get vaccinated.
Speaking during the visit, the UNHRC country rep, stated that the call is a “thank you” Visit; "UNHCR is grateful to the Cross River state Government and His Excellency Sen Ben Ayade for the support to the Cameroonian Refugees resident in Cross River state; The great work and commitment shown by the Cross River State Health sector and Dr Betta Edu in particular, over the years even during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic have made life Better for the Refugees. We will not create parallel structures but we will work with the state ministry of Health to improve health Care for both the refugees and their host communities.” These were the words of the Country Representative of the United Nations High Commission For Refugees Chansa Kapaya as she and her team held a strategic meeting with the Honorable Commissioner For Health Cross River State Dr Betta Edu in her office.