Abia Governor, Ikpeazu Gives N500 To Women Who Deliver In Primary Healthcare Centres
Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has revealed that pregnant women in the state get N500 for giving birth in government-owned primary health care facilities across the state.
The governor said this during Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily on Wednesday.
“Abia State has keyed into the basic health insurance for pregnant women. If you give birth in any of our centres, you get N500,” Governor Ikpeazu said.
“Delivery is free; they give you a delivery pack and N500, which is running for the vulnerable members of the society.”
When he was asked what the N500 could do for the women, the governor said, “Free delivery, are you asking a poor woman what she will do with N500? Some people don’t have it.” At least it will pay their way back home.”
According to the Abia State Strategy Health Development Plan, there are 687 primary health care centres across the 17 Local Government Areas in the state. The governor said the state operates a free delivery policy and a N500 take-home package as an initiative of the basic health insurance for pregnant women.