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Abia gives N500 to pregnant women who deliver in our health centres – Governor Ikpeazu



Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has said that Abia state gives 500 Naira to pregnant women who deliver at primary health care facilities in the state.

He made this known during Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily program on Wednesday, while noting that delivery in the health centres is free.

Okezie 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.

The governor said; “Abia State has keyed into the basic health insurance for pregnant women. If you give birth in any of our centres, you get N500.

“Delivery is free, they give you a delivery pack and N500, which is running for the vulnerable members of the society.”

On what the N500 could do for the women, he said; “free delivery, are you asking a poor woman, what will she 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.

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