The General Manager, Lagos State Health Management Agency, Dr. Emmanuella Zamba, made the disclosure during the flag-off in Alausa, saying that the partnership became necessary to facilitate ease of health insurance premium transactions for residents, especially at the grassroots She noted that First Bank of Nigeria Limited was selected for the partnership in recognition of its effectiveness, efficiency and large clientele base.
The Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA), has partnered with First Bank of Nigeria Limited to utilise its 13,000 Firstmonie Agents as payment channels for the Lagos State Health Scheme (LSHS).
She asserted that the partnership would avail residents the opportunity to pay either N40,000 annually for a family plan or N8,500 annually for an individual plan, through any of the Firstmonie Agents.
The General Manager said that once the insurance premium is paid before the 25th of every month, the enrollee can receive care from the first day of the following month at any public or private hospital of their choice within the scheme’s network of providers.
While commending the good gesture of First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Dr. Zamba urged other corporate and multinational organisations to support the Agency towards ensuring that Lagos residents access quality healthcare.
She stated further that efforts are being intensified to ensure that residents can also enrol for the Scheme at any of the Firstmonie Agents situated within their localities.
The Deputy Managing Director, First Bank Nigeria Plc, Mr. Gbenga Shobo said “The initiative will have a crucial role in improving life expectancy of Lagos residents, whilst promoting their increased contribution to the growth and development of the State”.
He implored residents not to hesitate to pay their health insurance premiums at any of the Firstmonie Agents located in all the Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas of the State in order to have their health secured.