Over six thousand Lagos residents have benefited from the first phase of the ongoing Eko Free Health Mission.
The beneficiaries are from Ajeromi and Ifelodun Council Development Areas of the state.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris made this known at a news conference in Alausa, Ikeja.
Dr Idris noted that during the Health mission at Ajeromi Ifelodun Council area, forty five HIV patients were discovered and referred for further care at Specialist centres.
Reaffirming the State government’s commitment to sustainable Health care, the Commissioner
urged residents to take advantage of the free Health mission which is aimed at providing free specialist services to them.
Dr Idris reiterated that the Lagos Health insurance Scheme would commence before the end of this year with a minimum package of eight thousand five hundred naira annually for individual and forty thousand naira for a family of six annually.
Other Local governments to benefit from the Eko free Health Mission are Lekki, Oriade, Ikoyi, Obalende, Ikosi Isheri and Agbado Oke Odo.
The Eko Health Mission which commenced on the 15th of this Month (May) would be rounded off on the 31st of August this year.