Provision Of Health Insurance To Pensioners Is Our Priority – PTAD Executive Secretary

Admin 14-Jan-2022 Health

By Micah Omada

Dr. Chioma N. Ejikeme, the Executive Secretary of Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate, (PTAD), has expressed the commitment of the Federal Government to provide Health Insurance to pensioners in the country. 

She stated this on Thursday during the South East stakeholders forum held in Enugu with the theme pensioners welfare is our priority. 

According to her, the government, under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Health has established a ministerial committee to look into the issue of providing Health Insurance for senior citizens adding that PTAD and representatives of the Nigerian Union of Pensioners are members of this committee. 

“We are consequently in collaboration with some of our stakeholders including the National Health Insurance Scheme, the National Senior Citizens Centre, and Federal Ministry of Health, to see how making health insurance available to our pensioners can be a reality,” she said. 

She said despite the challenges posed to the country due to Coronavirus pandemic, PTAD has been up and doing to prioritise the welfare of the pensioners

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