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By Kingsley Ezekwelu 
The Anambra state Governor, Chief Willie Obiano has disclosed that the State House of Assembly has passed the bill to establish the Anambra State Health Insurance Scheme and that it has also been signed into law. 

This was revealed at the flag off of a medical mission facilitated and funded by a philanthropist Chief Chidi Anyaegbu, CEO Chisco Group- an indigene of Amichi community in Nnewi South LGA of the state.

Gov Obiano stated that immediately it was passed by the State House of Assembly, a special committee was set up to advise government on how best to implement the scheme. 

He noted that his administration would provide the initial N200 million required to kick-start the scheme before it reaches out to wealthy Ndi Anambra and corporate bodies to invest in it.

Commending Chief Anyaegbu for his decision to undertake the mission which he noted would have a tremendous effect on the health of his people, Gov Obiano said it was consistent with his administration's vision for the transformation of the state health sector. 
He appealed to wealthy Ndi Anambra to emulate the philanthropic gesture of Chief Anyaegbu and utilize their wealth to impact positively on the lives of people, pointing out that government alone cannot effectively perform the task of developing the society. 

Chief Anyaegbu in his remarks noted that the program was part of his own way of giving back to the society that made him. He said they decided to involve the State Government this time because of the genuine commitment Gov Obiano has shown towards improving the health of the people.

The leader of the Medical Team, Dr Sony Acho who noted that their major observation was high incidence of surgery related diseases and advocated constant constant medical checks upon detection of any medical anomaly. 

The governor was later conducted round the centre where he observed ongoing surgeries of various kinds by over 40 medical doctors and nurses on the mission.

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