In his commitment towards ensuring that the entire workforce of Lagos State Public Service have access to good, quality and affordable healthcare, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the commencement of the Lagos State Health Scheme (LSHS) for Lagos state employees with effect from 1st of June, 2020.
This is coming after a protracted wait by the workers, but they finally heaved a sigh of relief when Governor Sanwo-Olu matched his words with action with the commencement of the health programme to the admiration of the workers across the state.
According to the Acting General Manager, Lagos State Health Management Agency ( LASHMA), Dr. Emmanuel Zamba, said with the take-off of the Lagos State Health Scheme for the staff, Civil Servants would have access to medical care in any of their chosen facilities among over two hundred hospitals under the Lagos State Health Scheme across the length and breadth of the State.
While the payment of seventy-five ( 75 ) percent of the annual Family Insurance Premium for each Public Servant, the balance of twenty-five ( 25 ) percent, will be paid by Public Servants over a period of twelve ( 12 ) months.
She added that with the payment, Public Servants in the state including their spouses and maximum of four children below 18 years old will enjoy the benefits of the Lagos State Health Scheme at the facilities chosen by them.
Aside from the six mentioned above who is below 18 years old would pay six thousand (N6,000) annually while those who are eighteen (18) years old and above, would pay eight thousand five hundred (N8,500) annually, stressing that any additional cost would be borne by the Public Servant, who of course is the Principal Enrollee.
She further explained that the health scheme benefits covers, enrollment and consultation, treatment of common illnesses such as malaria, hypertension, diabetes, provision of family planning services, dental care, ultrasound scan, radiological investigations, child welfare services, care of childhood illnesses, neo-natal services, gynecological prenatal care and delivery.
Reminding all Public Servants to spread the good news to their relatives and friends who are not yet enrolled on the Scheme, Zamba added that the Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA) would soon launch a Call Center to further ensure better Customer Service and feedback mechanism.