LASHMA Offers Free Healthcare Access To Vulnerable

LASHMA Offers Free Healthcare Access To Vulnerable

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Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA) has begun enrollment of vulnerable citizens who cannot afford to pay their ILERA EKO health insurance fees as well as other Lagos residents who can.

The General Manager of LASHMA, Dr Emmanuella Zamba, stated that the enrollment of the vulnerable in all 57 Local Council Development Areas in the state is done to ensure that everyone has access to high-quality healthcare services and to ensure that no one is left behind in the grand scheme.

The agency explained that Dr Zamba, would start its Year 2023 EKO Social Health Alliance (EKOSHA) recruitment of the vulnerable and poor in Ijede LCDA on Monday, 6 February 2023; at Kosofe LGA on Tuesday, and at Odi-Olowo LGA on Wednesday, 8 February 2023.

“Other Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas that both the vulnerable and those who can pay their health insurance premiums will register in February 2023 are Apapa LGA, 16 February 2023, Ojodu LCDA 21 February 2023, Coker-Aguda LCDA,22 February 2023 and Oriade LCDA 23 February 2023”, she stated.

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She advised everyone who has not yet joined the programme to take advantage of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s invitation to enrol to avoid paying for medical expenses out of pocket and to have peace of mind.

She further explained that the ILERA EKO premium for the Standard Plan (Individual) is N8,500 per year while the premium for the family plan, which includes the father, mother, and four children under the age of 23, is N40,000 per year.

She, however, noted that once the first N3,000 cost is paid in full, individuals who are unable to pay the premium all at once can choose to pay in instalments and get care for N1,000 per month for the individual plan.

“Enrollees for the family plan can access care with N3,500 monthly after the payment of N10,500 at the first instance”, she explained.

Recall that the Lagos State government under Babajide Sanwo-Olu introduced the health insurance service scheme a few years ago to make sure that all the residents have access to good healthcare delivery at a very affordable rate irrespective of their financial status.

Peter Obi and Datti Baba-Ahmed


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