The Lagos State government says health insurance is compulsory for all residents of the state regardless of their socio-economic status.
The Lagos State Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola made this known during the 2022 Ilera Eko Day organised by the Lagos State Health Management Agency.
unveiling of the Ilera Eko Service Charter, Ilera Eko Enrollee Handbook, and Bill of rights, Muri-Okunola said the state government was determined to make healthcare accessible to all residents.
“Ilera Eko is the Social Health Insurance of Lagos State backed by the Lagos State Health Scheme Law of 2015 which makes it compulsory for all residents of Lagos state to have health insurance, regardless of their socio-economic status, regardless of your ethnicity whether they are poor or part of the corporate Lagos, the informal sector, whether you are an adult or a child, everyone is supposed to have health insurance cover,” he said.
Speaking earlier at the event, the state Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, said the government was working to improve the quality of services in the state health facilities.