Here’s Why You Should Sign Up For the ILERA EKO Healthcare

INSIDEMAINLAND– The General Manager of the Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA), Dr. Zamba reaffirmed that all Nigerians must now have health insurance under the new National Health Insurance Act (NHIA), which President Muhammadu Buhari signed in May 2022.

She urged Lagos residents who have not yet joined the health plan to do so right away in order to comply with the law and to lower their out-of-pocket expenses for medical expenses.

The General Manager stated that those who wish to enroll may do so at the LASHMA Head Office, located at No. 17, Kafi Street, Alausa, at any of the organization’s five IBILE offices, which serve the Ikeja, Badagry, Ikorodu, Lagos, and Epe Divisions, or at the ILERA EKO kiosks, which are spread throughout the State’s LGAs/LCDAs.

In order to ensure that the registration and enrollment procedure is quick and easy, she noted that Lagos residents can also enroll through the ILERA EKO customer app by dialing 6700006# on their phones or visiting the Agency’s website via www.ileraeko.com.

The General Manager warned that no enrollee should pay for the treatment or test covered under the program, including consultations, laboratory tests, minor procedures, and hospitalizations for 15 days each year, while pointing out that not all medical issues are covered by ILERA EKO.

However, the Lagos State Government has stated that it will not hesitate to penalize any of the ILERA EKO healthcare providers who fail to adhere to the rules and regulations currently in place for the industry.

She stated that Lagos is doing its best to ensure that affordable and quality healthcare is provided to residents of the State, saying “We cannot fold our arms and allow some providers to destroy the good intention of the State Government and its determination to achieve the Universal Health Coverage (UHC)”.

Dr. Zamba mentioned that enrollees have complained about hospitals not providing medications, not admitting patients, not performing tests, and charging patients for some of the medications or tests that are covered, among other things. She also said that the Agency would not hesitate to take decisive action against any hospital that harms the reputation of the State Government or whose staff treats ILERA EKO enrollees lightly.

Meanwhile, she praised some service providers for providing ILERA EKO enrollees with care saying that the Agency would make sure that all Lagos residents had access to high-quality healthcare because healthy people would be more productive and make a meaningful contribution to the socioeconomic development of the State.

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