BREAKING! ! South- East Governor Sends A Promise Note To Women Giving Birth His State [See What He Said]


Abia State Governor Ikpeazu said his state will provide N500 to every woman giving birth in a government hospital.

The governor said there were some poor women who could use N500 to pay for their transport to returned home after giving birth. Ikpeazu said the N500 grant is part of a health insurance scheme introduced by his government for low- income women.

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has said his state gives each woman N500 when she gives birth at a public health facility in the states. The governor made the remarks on Channels TV’ s Sunrise Daily on Wednesday.

Mr Ikpeazu said: ” The Abia state government has introduced a health insurance scheme for pregnant women. If you give birth at any of our centers, you will get N500.

He added: ” Birth is free, birth control is provided and then N500 is paid, when you give birth in public hospitals, we will pay you, it is for the less privileged people in the cities. ”

Asked what N500 would do for the women, the governor said ” free birth, you are asking the poor, what will she do with N500? Some of them do not have it. ” Even the cost of a car to go home will pay for it. ”

However, according to the Abia State Health System, there are 687 health facilities in 17 local government areas of the state, Premium Times reported.

The governor said they have introduced free birth control and N500 as health insurance to help pregnant women. Doctors are on strike in the state over non- payment of salaries for 22 months.

Last month, the board of the Abia State Teaching Hospital, ABSUTH, closed the hospital. The Polytechnic also went on strike. According to the governor, the Abia State College and the Teaching Hospital were set up to generate revenue but suffer from poor leadership.

He said the college could accommodate 15, 000 students, which could cost the school N3bn a year, which it could take care of itself.

Mr Ikpeazu said the money he could only provide was for research and construction. ” I cannot afford to pay the salaries of the agency that should be generating revenue, ” he said.


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