Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose is expected to flag off the cash transfer to another batch of 1,251 women in Ekiti under the Federal Government’s Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) initiative on Monday, 23rd February, 2015.
A statement signed by the Ekiti State Technical Officer, SURE-P MCH, Mrs. Ope Ilugbusi explained that the present batch of recipients would be benefiting under the Maternal and Child Health Project of the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme, adding that they would be paid various sums of money ranging from N1,000 to N5,000 depending on their individual record of accessing the free medical services provided at designated health care centers in the state.
According to her, the programme was designed to encourage people, particularly those in the rural areas to patronize appropriate health care facilities thereby promoting good health, stressing that it is also intended to ameliorate poverty in the society.
Clarifying further on the concept of the project, Ilugbusi explained that the funds to be disbursed are to serve as cost of transportation to the designated medical centers which would in essence, make assessing health care delivery in the centers absolutely free inclusive of the cost of getting to the centers adding that the gesture would eliminate poverty as excuse for not assessing proper health care delivery.
She gave the breakdown of the beneficiaries in the state to include 1,056 that are registered at the Okeyinmi Comprehensive Health Center; 95 registered at the Basic Health Center, Are; 69 at Ogotun Health Centre; and 31 registered at Ikogosi Health Centre.