Cross River Health Commissioner Urges Financial Institutions to Prioritize Healthcare Financing

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Calabar , Cross RiverDr. Henry Egbe Ayuk, the Commissioner for Health in Cross River state, has called on local financial institutions to actively contribute to the state’s ‘people first’ agenda by finding sustainable ways to support the government’s efforts in achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) for its citizens.

Dr. Ayuk made this appeal during a courtesy visit by a team from Globus Bank to his office on Wednesday. He emphasized the importance of collaboration between banks and other financial institutions in identifying opportunities to provide essential equipment support to health facilities. Such support, particularly in the areas of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment services, will significantly aid the Bassey Otu-led administration in realizing its UHC goals.

Highlighting the current administration’s unwavering commitment to building an efficient, accessible, high-quality, and affordable healthcare system, the Health Commissioner emphasized the interdependence of citizen health and financial prosperity. He urged financial institutions to direct their focus towards collaborative healthcare financing.

Mr. Eric Atuo, the leader of the two-member delegation from Globus Bank, expressed gratitude for the Commissioner’s time and audience. He assured the Commissioner of his bank’s readiness to establish a fruitful partnership with the government in areas of mutual benefit. Mr. Atuo pledged to relay the Commissioner’s appeal to his institution’s leadership for further consideration and action.