Lagos State Increases Maximum Age For Health Scheme
The Lagos State Government has announced an upgrade in the ‘Ilera Eko’ health scheme. The administration said it has increased the maximum age of dependents in a family for Lagos State residents.
This development was announced by the General Manager of Lagos Health Management Agency, Dr Emmanuella Zamba.
Zamba said in a press statement released on Sunday that the Lagos State Government aims at reducing the financial burden on enrollees.
Speaking during a courtesy visit by the Nigeria Union of Journalists she said the maximum age has been increased to 23 years.
“As part of strategies to reduce the financial burden on enrolees of the Ilera Eko health scheme, the state government has increased the maximum age of dependents in a family package from 18 years to 23 years given that there are still some children who are above 18 years old but still stay with their parents.
“Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has also graciously approved that public servant should have EkoTelemed as a complement to their Ilera Eko standard plan free of charge while other Lagos residents will pay N3, 000 per annum to enjoy EkoTelemed. A lot of initiatives have been developed by the LASHMA since it started operations to enlighten residents on the benefits of health insurance in Lagos.”
The Chairman of the NUJ, Lagos State Information Chapel, Adebowale Adeniji, applauded Governor Sanwo-Olu.
He acknowledged the effort of the government for staying committed to the well-being of Lagosians.
“We have been seeing a lot of the vulnerable coming on board Ilera Eko and having access to care in the various hospitals of their choice.
“This is a good testimony that the state government cares for the good health and well-being of the residents of the state.”
Source: PUNCH Health Wise