The standard practice of healthcare is to provide service within the healthcare facility. This is based on the fact that not all patients will need care at the same time
However, within a pandemic like COVID-19 and its attendant overwhelmed healthcare system, the Lagos State Health Management Agency introduced an innovative healthcare service provision to residents of Lagos State within the comfort of their homes called Ekotelemed Home based care services.
A. To reduce or slow down the rate of Covid 19 infection in the community by limiting overcrowding at healthcare facilities.
B. To accelerate utilization of telemedicine in the community especially in primary and non-emergency cases.
C. To provide triage calls by medical assessors by offering advise on most appropriate level of care and also escalate patients requiring emergency evacuation.
Ekotelemed presently provide services for:
1. Lagos State Health Scheme enrollees as part of the benefit package of ILERAEKO Health Plan.
2. Covid 19 Home Based Care . This services is offered to Asymptomatic and Mild Covid 19 positive patients and they followed up over a 14days home isolation period.
3. Call centre for all Corona Virus related enquiries, queries, and complaints.
These services are accessible by dialling a toll free line 08000ekomed (08000356633)