The Lagos State Health Management Agency, LASHMA, inaugurates the health insurance plan, ‘ILERA EKO’ office in Epe last Thursday, following the successful inauguration of the scheme in Ikorodu and Ikeja Divisions of Lagos state in the past one month.
Speaking during the launch, the General Manager, Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA), Dr Emmanuella Zamba, urged residents of Epe and its environs to enrol for the unique Health Insurance plan in order to access prompt and cost-effective healthcare. The agency boss stressed that the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is very much concerned about the well-being of Lagosians.
Dr Emmanuella Zamba who was represented by the Head of Business Development and Marketing, LASHMA, Mr. Olatunji Rotimi, listed the benefits of ILERA EKO Health plan 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, include the treatment of HIV and tuberculosis, minor surgeries such as incision drainage, herniorrhaphy, appendectomy, pharmaceutical care, health promotion and diseases prevention.
The health insurance premium of annual N40, 000 covers a family of six – father, mother with four children below 18 years – and this premium, automatically grants them access to a full year uninterrupted healthcare in any hospital of their choice. An individual according to the agency boss, can enjoy the same benefits with N8, 500 annually and at any hospital of his or her choice, under the ILERA EKO Health plan.”
Zamba also disclosed that the health insurance plan, has made provision for a quarterly instalment policy for unions, groups and associations. According to her; “the benefits for all subscribers are enormous, they would upon enrolment have access to quality treatment for medical challenges without financial constraints.”
She enjoined everyone to ensure that their preferred healthcare facility should remain close to their domain for ease and prompt access to health facilities especially during emergency cases.
“ILERA EKO ” scheme will give the participants the opportunity of consulting with medical practioner via audio or video calls to the toll- free line 0700ILERAEKO or 0800EKOMED from the comfort of their homes.
LASHMA registration points and enrolment officers are in various Local Governments (LGs) and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state.
In his remark, LASHMA Board representative, Dr. Eniola Erinosho, commended the efforts of the Agency, saying it is a testimony to its commitment to the realisation of the current administration’s Greater Lagos agenda.
The Olu of Epe kingdom, HRM Oba Shefiu Olatunji Adewale, represented by High Chief Odede Ogunro, thanked the Agency for extending the health insurance plan to Epe.
Similarly, the Oloja of Epe, Oba Kamorudeen Ishola Animashaun, represented by High Chief Adebayo Adekore, commended Governor Sanwo-Olu for his determination and commitment towards the provision of Universal Health Coverage in the state.