In its efforts to sustain the promotion of universal and quality health care for the residents of the state, the Lagos State Government on Thursday launched the ‘Ilera Eko’ Divisional Office at the General Hospital, Ikorodu.
Speaking during the launching, the Board Chairman, Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA), Dr. Adetokunbo Alakija, listed the benefits of the scheme to include outpatient care for common ailments and conditions such as malaria, management of uncomplicated chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and asthma.
Other benefits, the chairman said, include treatment of HIV and tuberculosis, minor surgeries such as incision drainage, herniorraphy, appendectomy, pharmaceutical care, health promotion and diseases prevention.
The chairman, who was represented by one of the Agency’s Board member, Dr Tunji Akintunde, disclosed that subscribers to the scheme are able to receive treatment at a registered hospital without payment as long as it covers the scope of the scheme subscribed to.
Alakija further stressed that subscribers also enjoy free consultation with the doctor as well as free drug prescription and dosage. According to him, there are different packages, which include family and individual plans.
In his words, “The annual payment of N40, 000 covers a family of six, which automatically grants them access to a full year of uninterrupted access to hospitals registered to the family. An individual can also enjoy the same benefits with N8, 500 annually, at any hospital of their choice, under the State Health scheme.”
He, however, noted that children that are 18 years and above would have to register under the individual plan.
In her remark, General Manager, LASHMA, Dr. Emmanuelle Zamba, urged residents of Ikorodu to support the programme and take full advantage of the scheme that is open to all.
The General Manager said that a resident can register through any of the LASHMA designated enrollment points spread across the State or via LASHMA website – lashma.com or www.lashma.lagosstate.gov.ng having paid the premium in any of the Bank in the State.
Dr. Zamba commended the efforts of the Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration for its determination towards ensuring accessible and affordable health care for Lagosians.
“Our amiable Governor has shown true commitment to the well-being of the citizenry. Therefore, I urge residents of Ikorodu to make good use of the opportunity to embrace the scheme and enjoy quality health care treatments in their vicinity”. She noted.