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Lagos State enrolls 277,672 residents in health scheme

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The Lagos State government has reported that a total of 277,672 indigent residents have been registered in its health insurance scheme known as Ilera Eko.

The Permanent Secretary of the Health Management Agency, Dr. Emmanuella Zamba, made this known during the launch of the scheme’s second phase.

Dr. Zamba emphasized the commitment of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration to ensure that every resident benefits from the Universal Health Coverage.

The agency completed ‘EKOSHA Community Storm 1.0’ in the first half of the year, and the second phase was initiated after identifying a new set of vulnerable residents who needed to be enrolled in the scheme.

The Eko Social Health Alliance, an initiative by the agency, aims to provide a sustainable structure for implementing free health plans for the vulnerable and indigent in the state.

Under the EKOSHA arm of LASHMA, a total of 13,897 vulnerable individuals were enrolled in the first half of the year, bringing the overall enrolment on the scheme to 277,672.

Dr. Zamba highlighted that the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund is supporting the enrollment, which will encompass the 57 local government areas/local council development areas in the state. This initiative aims to ensure that the vulnerable have access to healthcare and improve their quality of life.

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