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Lagos enlists civil servants on Health Scheme, reels out benefits

In order to ensure over 100, 000 civil servants in Lagos have access to improved healthcare, the State Government has enlisted its workers on Lagos State Health Scheme (LSHS).
The State Government stated that the enrollment Health Scheme would prevent beneficiaries from experiencing financial difficulties whenever the need for efficient medical care arise in the state.
And days after the staff enlistment on Health Scheme, the civil servants have started benefiting from the scheme and one of the new beneficiaries was  Mr. and Mrs Adebowale Ademiluyi whose child was the first delivered under the scheme.

Congratulating the Ademiluyis for safe delivery of their baby, Acting General Manager, Lagos State Health Management Agency, Dr. Emmanuella Zamba, stated that the scheme was designed with the aim to give residents of Lagos quality and affordable health care system.

Zamba stated that many often experience financial difficulties when confronted with medical challenge and start to seek for help from relatives and this action delays services expected to be rendered by medical experts.

The General manager, however, said that for anyone that had enrolled on the scheme in Lagos, their financial stress whenever confronted with medical challenge would be cared for through the LSHS.

Under the scheme, she stated that an individual pays N8, 500 paid annually while a family of six consisting the father, mother and four children under 18 years old, can also benefit from the Scheme with the payment of N40,000 per annum to have access to the scheme.

Zamba, while imploring Lagos residents yet to enroll on the Scheme to do so immediately in order to enjoy the benefits, she made Ademiluyi’s LSHS Ambassadors and urged them to inform others the benefits inherent in LSHS.

Responding, Adebowale Ademiluyi, who is the Public Affairs Officer, Lagos State Office for Disability Affairs (LASCODA) as well as his wife, Aminat Ademiluyi, commended the governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu for enlisting civil servants on the scheme with at subsidized premium.
Ademiluyi said: “the Lagos State Health Scheme has helped my family a lot, caesarian section cost a lot in the hospital, therefore paying nothing has seriously helped us”.

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