Lagos: People With Disabilities, Others Get N750M For Health Insurance

Sanwo-Olu approves N750m health insurance premiums for 100,000 vulnerable  residents - Vanguard News

Francesca Odimgbe

Lagos State government, has released N300 million which is outstanding balance of a total of N750 million earmarked to provide healthcare for vulnerable Lagosians.

General Manager, Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA), Mrs. Emmannuella Zamba, while confirming the development identified those captured under the scheme as those persons challenged economically, pregnant women, widows, elderly, orphans and persons living with diseases.

She said: “We just got the last tranche of N300 million of the N750 million.”

“We are going to roll out into the communities and expand universal health coverage across Lagos.”

She added that the state was in full support of the Health Insurance Act, adding that all hands are on deck to domesticate the law.

The general manager noted that LASHS) is mandatory for all residents of Lagos State, all employees in the public and private sectors, including the self-employed and the unemployed.

She noted that the overall goal of the LSHS was to ensure that all residents of Lagos have unhindered access to quality healthcare services in an efficient, sustainable, and equitable manner.

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