According to the Minister of Public Health, Malachie Manaouda, the launch of universal health coverage (UHC), initially announced for the first quarter of 2021 "may experience" a small delay ", according to Ecomatin who relayed this information.
According to the article written by Philipe Nsoa, this launch is now planned towards the end of the first semester as explained by the Minsanté. " I first talked about the first half of 2021, we would have liked to have already instituted the law on universal health coverage. This bill was drafted by the government, and we believe that during the next parliamentary sessions, the President of the Republic will be able to transmit this to the parliament. », Can we read in the article.
Malachie Manaouda indicates that the technical device for implementing UHC will be completed soon and that the coming of the law will set the tone for the start of this national health solution. "We did not wait for the outcome of this procedure to move forward. I had just visited the data center which is an essential element in setting up the system. Whether in Yaoundé or in Douala we are already at 50% of the construction work, in the hope that within a month or two that this work will be clearly completed. The data center enrollment equipment has been ordered and should arrive in Cameroon in mid-January. Everything is almost ready, we are only waiting for the outcome of the law », Specifies the Minister.
We learn from Philipe Nsoa that CSU software is being created and was presented on December 17, 2020. This software brings together all the functionalities that will allow the implementation of CSU. It comprises 23 modules, including that of “enrollment” which would allow the identification of all UHC beneficiaries (database). It will be presented to parliament during the parliamentary session in March.
The following recommendations were made to Sucam, the company in charge of implementing CSU: the obligation to register blood groups on the CSU cards, the need to register the categories (refugees, indigent, etc.), l '' waiver of costs for issuing the CSU card, etc.
5 years after its launch (since 2015), the signing of the Framework Agreement binding the State of Cameroon and the Korean company Sucam for the implementation of UHC took place on August 27, 2020. This health coverage system opens the way for populations to have access to various health care. Sucam will take care of the management of commercial and financial operations, the collection of social contributions from the informal sector, the pooling of funds dedicated to CSU management and medical control and payment of invoices from approved providers.
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