The Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, has bragged the government support pregnant women who deliver in any of the state primary healthcare facilities with N500.
The governor said during an interview on Channels TV on Wednesday, that the token is for vulnerable members of the society.
He 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.
“Free delivery, are you asking a poor woman what she will 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 healthcare centres across the 17 Local Government Areas in the state.