“This insurance scheme is for everyone, especially the poor. It is free for children under age 5 and pregnant women.

“That is why we have pegged the registration to N200 only and a monthly premium fee of N650.

That's according to Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State. He said this on Thursday while flagging off the state health insurance scheme, saying it would improve health care service delivery to the people.

The inauguration was part of the activities marking the sixth year anniversary of the Ajimobi-led administration in the state.

“This health insurance scheme is one among the various health initiatives we have embarked on to give the people accessible and affordable quality health care,’’ he said.

Ajimobi , who said that his administration has improved safety and security across the state, urged the people to support government’s agriculture initiatives to boost food security.

“We are committed to making life meaningful for our people. We will do everything humanly possible to make it a reality.

“We want you to continue to give your support to our administration and be involved in the state’s Health Insurance Agency,’’ he said.

The Chief Medical Director of University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Prof. Temitope Alonge, promised that the tertiary health institution would partner with the state government to improve its health sector.

He urged the people to take advantage of the health insurance scheme by signing up as beneficiaries.