Lagos State government has started a huge sensitisation campaign on “Ilera Eko” Health Insurance Scheme across communities in the state.
This is an effort by the government to ensure that the residents of the state are covered by the scheme.
The sensitisation is being carried out by the Lagos State Health Management Agency with the collaboration of the Office of Civic Engagement in all the 20 Local Government Areas and 37 Local Council Development Areas of the state.
The aim is to encourage more people, especially at the grassroots to embrace the Ilera Eko Health Insurance Scheme.
The awareness was taken to Kairo Market at Bolade Oshodi, near the local government secretariat.
Speaking on the programme, Special Assistant, Office of Civic Engagement, Aderemi Adebowale, said that the plan is for all the residents of Lagos State to have access to quality, equitable and affordable healthcare regardless of their socio-cultural and economic status.
“With the scheme, individuals or families will enjoy Ilera Eko at any hospital of their choice under the Lagos State Health plan,” Adebowale said.
Over 500 thousand residents are said to have been registered under the insurance scheme and the state hopes to enrol more residents with its “pay small, small” plan, which allows for monthly payment and over 200 health facilities have been enlisted to attend to enrollees of the scheme.