Former Lawmaker Urges Residents To Enroll On Ilera Eko Health Plan—The former Chairman, Lagos State House Committee on Health, Mr. Hodewu Suru Avoseh, has called on the residents of the State to massively enrol on the ILERA EKO health plan for access to affordable healthcare services.
Avoseh, who is presently a Commissioner in the Lagos State Civil Service Commission, stated this at the JJT Park, Alausa, during the Fitness and Wellness session organised by the Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA) to round up the Year 2021 Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Week.
He said if every Lagos resident could enrol on the health plan, anyone who needs medical care will have access to healthcare as there would be more funds in the pool to pay medical bills.
According to him, massive enrollment by residents will lead to an improvement in productivity and economy of the State, adding that the aim of the Lagos State Health Scheme is to ensure that affordable and quality healthcare is available to every resident, irrespective of their socio-cultural differences.
The Commissioner informed that LASHMA was the State’s response to domesticating the National Health Scheme, advising the Agency to do its best in educating residents that ILERA EKO is not like the daily, weekly or monthly contribution made for future collection of money, rather it is a pool where everybody contributes to providing medical treatment for those who are sick.