Sterling Bank Plc has partnered with the Cross River state government to implement Ayade Care; a state insurance scheme targeted at ensuring health insurance cover for vulnerable citizens in the region.
Commending the state’s approach, Obinna Ukachukwu, the bank’s divisional head, health and education sector said the effort by the state on the issue of health insurance is laudable as it differs from what is experienced in the execution of most public service projects.
He expressed his excitement with the state’s partnership with Sterling bank, a digital bank on its health insurance, describing Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River state as a digital governor.
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Similarly, he revealed that the bank has over the years focused on HEART strategy; Health, Education, Agriculture, Renewable energy and Transportation. “Health is the first pillar of the HEART strategy of sterling bank. That is why we are very passionate about the sector; especially because of its importance to the development of the economy and the well-being of Nigerians” he said.
According to him, Ayade care will be the most digitally enabled state health insurance program in the country as it is running on the internationally proven Rx health technology platform. The platform was secured through the partnership of the state with a technology consortium led by ICT health solution limited and sterling bank Plc as the scheme enabler. He revealed.
He, therefore, urged the state government to ensure the achievement of the purpose for which it was established, whilst also stressing the bank’s commitment to sustain the scheme.