- June 1, 2020
- Posted by: Afolabi Ojerinde
- Category: Lagos State News, LASHMA News
The Lagos State Government in its commitment to ensure that all its workforce in the State have access to good, quality and affordable healthcare system, has commenced the Lagos State Health Scheme (LSHS) for its workforce with effect from Ist June, 2020.
The Ag. General Manager, Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA), Dr. Emmanuella Zamba, who made this known in her office at Alausa, Ikeja, said that with the take-off of the Lagos State Health Scheme for the Staff, Public Servants would have access to receive medical care in any of their chosen facility out of the over 200 hospitals under the Lagos State Health Scheme spread across the State.
Dr. Zamba said that the Health Scheme would further ensure that Public Servants are physically, mentally and psychologically fit to discharge their duties effectively and efficiently.
While commending Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the approval and payment of 75 per cent (N30,000) out of the N40,000 annual Family Insurance Premium for each Public Servant, the balance of 25 per cent amounting to N10, 000, according to her, would be paid by Public Servants over a period of 12 months.
She said that with the payment, Public Servants in the State as well as their spouses and maximum of four children below 18 years old, would have access to enjoy the benefits of the Lagos State Health Scheme at their chosen facilities.
Dr. Zamba added that any additional family member aside from the six mentioned above who is below 18 years old would pay N6,000 annually while those who are 18 years old and above, would pay N8, 500 annually.
This additional cost she said, would be borne by the Public Servant who is the Principal Enrollee.
Dr. Zamba said that Enrollees on the Scheme would enjoy benefits which include enrolment and consultation, treatment of common ailments such as malaria, hypertension, diabetes, family planning services, dental care, ultrasound scan, radiological investigations, child welfare services, care of childhood illnesses, neonatal services, gynaecological prenatal care and delivery.
The Ag. General Manager reminded Public Servants to spread the good news to their relatives and friends who are not yet enrolled on the Scheme.
Dr. Zamba said that Public Servants and other enrollees should not hesitate to call 09064709487, 08164051031, 08034830749, 07040984456 or send email to “firstname.lastname@example.org” for any observation, commendation or complaint.
She added that the Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA) would soon launch a Call Center to further ensure better Customer Service and feedback.