Lagos State Government has said it has commenced the distribution of medications for Ilera Eko enrollees as part of efforts to ensure that residents have access to quality healthcare and free medications.
The General Manager of Lagos State Health Management Agency, Dr Emmanuella Zamba, disclosed this, according to a statement made available to journalists on Monday.
Zamba added that the medications would be distributed to all facilities under the scheme based on the number of enrollees of the health scheme registered in each facility.
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She said, “The agency has lined up several interventions that will ensure that all residents get quality healthcare. One such intervention is the supply of medication at no cost to the hospitals, in recognition of the efforts of the healthcare providers partnering with the Lagos State Government to provide access to Ilera Eko enrollees.
“The government is concerned about the feedback received from some enrollees that not all the drugs prescribed by the doctors were usually available and dispensed to them at the hospitals. Given the economic situation in the country and the high cost of goods and services including hospital items, the government decided to dispense the medications to further cushion the effect of the hardship.”
The Medical Director of County Hospital, Ogba, Dr Amos Azun, who received the medications on behalf of the hospital appealed to the state government to continuously support the providers with medications and other basic needs that will further enhance better healthcare delivery in Lagos.