In a bid to make healthcare accessible for more Nigerians, African Cleanup Initiative (ACI) and Medicard Health Management have initiated a partnership that will enable Nigerians to pay for health care services with recyclable waste.
The Founder of ACI, Mr Alex Akhigbe, said at the signing of the partnership on Friday in Lagos that the partnership would enable people who could not afford medical bills to exchange waste for health.
Mr Ezekiel Eseagwu, Executive Director, Medicard Nigeria, said that the partnership would enable people to afford healthcare services. Eseagwu said the initiative, which was the first of its kind in the country, would bring relief to many homes that could not access healthcare.
“This is the first of its kind in the country where households and individuals can pay hospital bills through their recyclable waste. “We are happy partnering ACI, a reputable organisation that has been doing a lot in terms of waste management and making our country and continent safe. “The cost value for a month is N495 worth of waste, and this will bring a whole lot of relief.