Earlier this evening, governor Sanwo-Olu announced that, Lagos State government will henceforth take the responsibility of medical bills of patients admitted into all Lagos State-owned secondary healthcare facilities. According to the governor, the new scheme is a palliative measure taken by Lagos state government to salvage people’s situation in this period of coronavirus pandemic.
“As part of our effort to lessen the burden of Lagosians, I announced that for the period of the lockdown, we will take full responsibility for the medical bills of patients admitted into all Lagos State-owned secondary healthcare facilities.
This palliative scheme will cover patients in emergency, casualty cases, laboratory testing and surgeries.
We will also take full responsibility for the bills of pregnant women and their delivery during this period in all our 27 General Hospitals across the state.
I want to salute our people for your cooperation so far. The restrictions have started paying off. The NCDC has informed us that they have been able to take advantage of the absence of traffic to make appreciable progress in their contact tracing for #COVID19 patients.
All the patients in our isolation centres are doing well. One more patient was discharged this afternoon making it a total of 24 patients treated and discharged by the state”.