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LASG to enroll 3 million residents in ‘Ilera Eko’ scheme

The Lagos State Government has announced that it plans to enrol at least 3 million residents into the state’s health insurance scheme within the next year.

ACCORDING to the General Manager of the Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA), Dr. Emmanuella Zamba, on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, during a press briefing to announce the “Ilera Eko” grassroots sensitization and enrolment drive across all the local councils in the state, the ‘Ilera Eko’ scheme is part of Lagos State Government’s effort aimed at providing access to affordable and effective health care to the over 24 million people living in the state.

She revealed that the state has so far, registered 527,000 residents under the insurance scheme and hoped to enrol more residents with its “pay small, small” plan, which allows for monthly payment adding that 222 health facilities have been enlisted to attend to enrollees.

Dr. Zamba mentioned that enrollees on the scheme will enjoy benefits which include; consultation, treatment of common ailments such as malaria, hypertension, diabetes, family planning services, dental care, ultrasound scan, radiological investigations, child welfare services, care of childhood illnesses, neonatal services, gynaecological prenatal care and delivery in any of their chosen public and private healthcare facilities participating in the scheme.