22 May 2023 OYSHIA Reacts to Misleading Post On Healthcare Plan
…reiterates commitment to accessible health services
The Oyo State Health Insurance Agency, OYSHIA, on Monday, reiterated its commitment to the healthiness of its enrollees, adding that its yearly standard plus plan is N13,500.
Appealing to the public to disregard a now deleted post on social media, by a radio station, promoting its former standard healthcare plan of N8, 000, the Agency stated that it will not relent in its efforts at ensuring affordable and accessible health services to the public.
The Executive Secretary, Dr. Sola Akande, speaking in Ibadan, said the Agency appreciates the cordiality it has enjoyed with the media, urging them to uphold the tenets of journalism, in the execution of their duties.
He noted that the radio station, without confirming from OYSHIA, promoted one of its old adverts in collaboration with the United Nations International Emergency Fund (UNICEF) about 5 years ago at the inception of the scheme.
He said, “While the Agency appreciates the media for its collaborations on giving our activities wider coverage, we implore journalists and media houses to uphold the ethics and tenets of the profession by confirming information from the right source, before publishing. This will avert pushing misleading content to the General Public”.
“We hereby state unequivocally, that the former plan ceased to be in existence as the N8,000 Standard Plan has been replaced with N13,500 Standard plus plan”, Akande said.
The OYSHIA boss added, “The Agency is still committed to provide accessible and affordable health care services which will engender Universal Health Coverage for all Residents of Oyo State”.
Hon. Wasiu Olatubosun, Ph.D.,
Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism,