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Lagos counsels PWDs on health insurance

by Inclusive News Network

By Victor Ayeni

The Lagos State Government has advised People Living With Disabilities on the need to enrol on the state’s health insurance scheme in order to access affordable healthcare services.

The General Manager, Lagos State Office for Disability Affairs, Mr Oluwadamilare Ogundairo, stated this, according to a statement on Monday, during a meeting held with the leader of an albinism cluster group, Josephine Omolola, in the agency’s office in Alausa, Ikeja.

He said, “Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration has continued to initiate beneficial policies and programmes in the health sector to ensure that all residents, regardless of disability, status or gender are able to access affordable healthcare services, and there is the need for all cluster leaders in the PWD community to educate their members on benefits of the Lagos State Health Insurance Scheme, tagged Ilera-Eko.

“The Ilera-Eko scheme covers the treatment of eye care, family planning services, child welfare services, hospital admission, treatment, pharmaceutical, chronic disease, clinical chemistry, diagnostic investigations, dental care, cancer treatments in early stages (one to two), and child care among others.”

In her remarks, Omolola commended the government for its support towards albinos who, she said, needed much medical intervention.

“Albinos are faced with myriad health problems due to their skin conditions. It has become so disheartening to see many wither away due to skin problems. However, the underlining issue revolves around religion and traditional beliefs, which prevent some sufferers from seeking medical intervention when needed.”

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