The COVID-19 pandemic hitting hard in the world has really left many leaders planning towards how they can manage the situation and also help its citizens while putting up necessary structures in place.
For the Lagos state government, Governor BabaJide Sanwo-olu, has not been having a good sleep as he and his cabinet members continue to see how they can reduce burden on its citizens.
The Governor announced that as part of palliative measures to cushion the effect of the lockdown imposed to fight the spread of COVID-19, the state will be offering free medical services to pregnant women and other persons with health emergencies in the state
“The Lagos State Government will for the duration of this lockdown, in the first instance throughout the month of April, take full responsibility for the medical bills of all patients who fall under the following categories and present themselves at all our secondary health facilities, meaning our 27 general hospitals and the maternal and child health facilities that we have round the state.
“Emergencies, casualties, cases including registration, laboratory tests and surgeries will be treated free of charge,” Sanwo-Olu said.