The Lagos State Government has taken the enrolment of the newly relaunched ‘Ilera Eko’ a health Insurance scheme to the grassroot in a bid to create more awareness.
The health plan, which is under the Lagos State Health Insurance Scheme, is geared towards the provision of adequate health care for Lagosians.
The awareness which took place at Agege local and Alimosho Local governments was anchored by the Office of Civic Engagement headed by the Special Adviser to the governor ,Princess Aderemi Adebowale
According princess Adebowale, she stated that the programme was geared towards affordable health care for Lagos residents.
“Princess Adebowale enjoined the people to own the programme with a view to making it successful, stressing that the present administration is focused on ensuring that residents have access to affordable, quality and equitable healthcare irrespective of their socio-cultural and economic status, towards attaining Universal Health Coverage in the State,” the statement read.
Also speaking, the General Manager, Lagos State Health Management Agency, Emmanuella Zamba, explained that the health insurance plan can help families get adequate access to health care with a payment of N40,000 annually, while individuals will pay N8,500
Mrs Zamba however said in consideration of the economic situation in the country, the Agency has also introduced ‘Ilera Eko Pay Small Small’, whereby installment payment of N3,000 or N10,500 can be paid once, an individual or family of six can have access to healthcare for three months and with the timely payment of the same amount every quarter or N1,000 monthly or N3,500 monthly, individuals or family will enjoy Ilera Eko at any hospital of their choice under the Lagos State Health Scheme.”
The event witnessed Officials of the ministry of health, royal fathers from the host local governments and members of the CDA, market women and different unions.