Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu urged residents of the state to enroll in the state health insurance scheme.
Sanwo-Olu, at the inauguration of the Lagos State Health System regulation, said the health insurance initiative would help achieve universal health coverage.
The governor, who was represented by Lagos State Health Ministry technical assistant and health economist Dr Olamide Okulaja, said the health plan was mandatory for all residents in order to have access to quality health services.
He said, “All employers must register with LASHMA to obtain a corporate identity number in order to purchase health plans for their employees from the health maintenance organizations of their choice.
“The current administration is working hard to improve the quality of services provided in public facilities by entering into public-private partnerships for the management and maintenance of various primary health care facilities across the state.
LASHMA Board Chairman Dr Adetokunbo Alakija said the event became necessary after observing that the population and other stakeholders needed information about the health regime and the functions of agency regulations.
He said the agency had the necessary guidelines and procedures in place for transparent business registration, as well as licensing of participating HMOs, while ensuring the viability and sustainability of the program for the benefit of all. residents of Lagos.
The agency’s chief executive, Dr Emmanuella Zamba, said the agency will continue to work with various stakeholders, especially ministries, departments and agencies, to facilitate and ensure that all residents enter the program. .
Zamba said the agency would continue to educate people about the health insurance system, which she described as functional, affordable, functional, simple and accessible for enrollment.
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