By Olasunkanmi Akoni
The Lagos State government has stressed the need to give priority attention to health care delivery.
It also urged residents to support government’s efforts at ensuring services get to the needy.
Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris made the call in Apapa Local Government Area during the sensitization of residents on the Contributory Health Scheme programme.
The commissioner, who was represented by Dr. Oluwatoyin Emmanuel-Samba, urged beneficiaries to be part of the scheme by contributing to it for its sustenance.
She explained that the scheme became necessary due to other competing demands and the huge population of the state.
He said: “Contributory Healthcare Scheme is now a globally-accepted method of financing healthcare with the aim of achieving a state where majority of the population can have access to beneficial health packages, without being pushed into poverty.”
“The state government is doing other things within available resources to improve healthcare services in the State.”
Responding, the council chairman, Owolabi Adele, assured residents of Apapa Local Government and Apapa Iganmu Local Council Development Area, LCDA, of full benefits of the scheme.