Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi said the launch of the Lagos State Health Scheme (Ilera Eko) marked a distinct milestone in the state government’s effort to ensure the sustained access to quality and affordable healthcare to the teeming population.
He said in recognition of the economic status of many Lagosians, especially the less privileged, the state government was already providing free health insurance to 40,000 residents.
Abayomi said the state government had also launched a crowd funding programme and installment payment plan, all geared towards providing access for residents and ramping up facilities in the state for effective and efficient healthcare.
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Under the LSHS, premium for a family of six is N40,000 per annum, while N8,500 is for individual within the same period.
The healthcare services covered under scheme include outpatient care for common ailments and conditions; maternal, newborn and child care including caeserean section where necessary; access to family planning counseling and services; management of uncomplicated chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, among others; access to HIV and TB testing services; minor surgeries such as incision drainage, herniorraphy, appendectomy; and health promotion and diseases prevention.