Ijede LCDA, in partnership with the Lagos State Health Management Scheme (LASHMA), has flagged off the Eko Social Health Alliance (EKOSHA) for residents.
EKOSHA is a programme initiated by the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu tagged ILERA-EKO HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME to provide qualitative and affordable healthcare service to indigents and residents of Lagos State.
Speaking at the event held on Monday, February 6, the Executive Chairman of Ijede LCDA, Motunrayo Gbadebo-Alogba, who was represented by the Vice-Chairman, Hon. Kareem Femi Kabir, noted that this wasn’t the first health care intervention for Ijede residents, adding that the council will enrol 250 people for the Health Insurance scheme (Ilera-eko) for one year.
In his goodwill message, Dr Tunji Akintade, one of the LASHMA) board members applauded the council boss for investing in access to quality healthcare services for her constituents.
The Head of Business Development and Marketing at Ilera Eko Referral Programme, Mr Olatunji Rotimi educated the beneficiaries on the benefits of the health insurance scheme and the need to spread the word to their families and friends.
While advising the aged to visit the hospital of their choice whenever they are unwell and take their drugs as prescribed appropriately, the General Manager of LASHMA, Dr Emmanuella Zamba also listed the benefits of the Health plan to include the treatment of ailments such as malaria, typhoid, hypertension, diabetes and asthma to mention a few as well as provision of free drugs, laboratory test, blood test, x-ray, surgeries and admission for up to 15 days in a year.
The elderly ones, who were among the beneficiaries, were full of gratitude and heaped prayers on Governor Sanwo-Olu and the Ijede Council Chairman for the extraordinary relief.