• Life - Health & Wellness
  • Updated: March 17, 2023

Prostate Surgery Included In Anambra Health Insurance Package

The Anambra State Health Insurance Agency (ASHIA) has revealed that prostratectomy is now included in its health insurance package for enrollees.

This was disclosed by Dr Simeon Onyemaechi, the Managing Director of ASHIA, at a quarterly meeting with healthcare providers on Friday in Awka.

Onyemaechi said that Governor Chukwuma Soludo charged the agency to expand the benefits of the scheme, hence, the inclusion of prostrate surgery to cater for the health of the ageing male population in the state.

“This development is in line with Gov. Soludo’s administration to achieve a Universal Health Coverage in Anambra where people will not pay out of pocket to receive adequate healthcare services.

“ASHIA is the first state health insurance scheme to include prostratectomy into its services in Nigeria.

“The scheme also covers Computed Tomography Scan, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Hormonal profile for male and female and other health services.

“You must be an enrollee of ASHIA for at least six months before you can benefit from the prostate surgery package.

“And we appeal to healthcare providers to ensure delivery of quality healthcare services to enrollees,” he said.

Onyemaechi commended some healthcare providers for supporting the agency by providing quality, affordable and accessible healthcare services to enrollees.

Prostatectomy is a surgery which is done to remove part or all of the prostate gland.

The prostate gland is situated in the male pelvis, below the urinary bladder.

It surrounds the urethra, which carries urine from the bladder to the penis.

The procedure is used to treat a number of conditions affecting the prostate.

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