LAGOS HEALTH SCHEME: First Civil Servant To Deliver Baby Emerges
The Lagos State Health Scheme has produced the first set of civil service beneficiaries to deliver a baby after commencement of the policy from Monday, June 1, 2020. Congratulating the parents of the new baby girl, Mr. and Mrs. Adebowale Ademiluyi, the Acting General Manager, Lagos State Health Management Agency, Dr. Emmanuella Zamba, during a visit to the new baby born at Blue Cross Hospital, Ogba, said that the birth represents a double significance to the Agency as well as Public Servants in the State because the baby was born on June 23, the Y2020 International Public Service Day. She said that the baby is a demonstration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s commitment towards ensuring that Public Servants and other residents in the State enjoy good, quality and affordable healthcare, while commending the present administration for graciously subsidising the premiums for Public Servants in the State. The Acting General Manager said that any enrollee on the scheme need not run helter-skelter whenever there is a medical challenge as the scheme is aimed at reducing the financial stress of the enrollees, adding that with N8,500 paid annually, an individual can access the Scheme, while a family of six consisting the father, mother and four children under 18 years old, can also benefit from the Scheme with the payment of N40,000 per annum. Dr. Zamba, therefore, implored Lagos residents, who have not enrolled on the scheme to do so immediately in order to enjoy the benefits of the initiative, and avoid financial stress during any medical challenge. While appointing the parents of the new baby, LSHS Ambassadors, she urged them to spread the good news to other residents of Lagos State. Responding, Mr. Adebowale Ademiluyi, a Public Affairs Officer at the Lagos State Office for Disability Affairs (LASCODA) and his wife, Mrs. Aminat Ademiluyi, expressed their appreciation to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for giving the family the opportunity of having another baby through the caesarian section without paying any money at the hospital. Mr. Ademiluyi said, “the Lagos State Health Scheme has helped my family a lot, caesarian section costs a lot in the hospital, therefore, paying nothing has seriously helped us”.