Lagos pays medical bills of pregnant women, emergency patients during lockdown

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By Kunle Adedoyin

The Lagos State Government has declared that it will offset medical bills of pregnant women, patients requiring surgery and emergency services at its hospitals during the period of lockdown in the state.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu stated this while announcing more palliatives for vulnerable residents, who might be badly affected by the ongoing 14-day lockdown imposed by the Federal Government in Lagos, Ogun and FCT.

Lagos State Government will for the duration of the restriction on movement be taking full responsibility for the medical bills of all patients who fall in the following categories at all Lagos State-owned secondary healthcare facilities.

“The first category are patients in emergency, casualty cases, including registration, laboratory tests, surgeries, and drugs.

“Those in the second category are maternity cases. We will bear the full cost of pregnant women on normal delivery and caesarean sections in our hospitals in this period of lockdown.

“What this new scheme means is that, at this time, patients with the listed medical conditions will not need to pay to access treatment and care in all our 27 general hospitals across the state.”

Sanwo-Olu said that the state had started to review the process of distribution of food relief package, which was introduced at the beginning of the restriction, adding that the programme had made a great impact in the lives of beneficiaries.

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