Office of Civic Engagement in collaboration with Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA) has commenced vigorous sensitisation of the grassroots on the Lagos State Health Insurance Scheme (Ilera Eko) in the 20 local government areas of the state.
This was disclosed by the Special Adviser, Office of Civic Engagement, Princess Aderemi Adebowale during a news briefing to announce the “Ilera Eko” grassroots sensitisation and enrollment drive across the local councils in the state.
While speaking at the occasion, Adebowale, said all around the globe, health remained on the priority list of government at all levels, and Lagos could not afford to be an exception.
The current administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu was focused on making sure that all the residents of the state had access to quality, equitable and affordable healthcare regardless of their socio-cultural and economic status, towards the attainment of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in the state, she added.
She also said that part of the state government’s effort at ensuring the implementation of this includes the construction and renewal of health facilities across the state.
She said, ”This has also necessitated the continuous initiation and promotion of various intervention programmes that include the Lagos State Health Insurance Schemes also known as ‘ILERA EKO.’”
The Special Adviser said that the aim was to promote the Ilera Eko health plan, as well as scale-up enrolment of Lagos residents on the scheme.
The Lagos State Government had earlier said that with the take-off of the Lagos State Health Scheme recently, dubbed “Ilera Eko,” residents of Lagos will have access to medical care in any of their chosen public and private healthcare facilities participating in the Scheme.
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