The Nasrul-Lahi-l-Fatih Society (NASFAT) Nigeria has enrolled 3,000 members into the Lagos State Health Insurance Scheme.
The event was held yesterday at the Alausa Ikeja Central Mosque, Lagos.
The initiative is aimed at reducing cost of healthcare and health crisis among its members.
NASFAT is an Islamic civil society group with focus on prayers, education, youth and women welfare.
In her remark at the event, NASFAT’s health services secretary, Dr Rukayat Ajibola-Bakare, said a ”healthy nation is a wealthy nation”.
Ajibola-Bakare said the nation’s mortality rate was on the increase caused by treatable illnesses due to high cost of accessing healthcare services.
“NASFAT is not only about religion, in any form, we can be of help to people we make it. This health intervention in collaboration with the Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA).
“It is much better we pool funds together from it we take care of unwell individuals in our registered health facilities around the state with ease.
“I am very sure this programme will improve the health standard of the people if everyone in the country should have access to such health insurance by two years period the nation’s high mortality rate will be reduced,” she said.
Ajibola-Bakare, a medical officer, decried rampant death of mothers at child birth, especially in the hands of unprofessional birth attendants.
LASHMA’s sales manager, Mr Olukayode Ogunbayo, said the flexible nature of the scheme makes it easy for everyone to register into it.
Ogunbayo said there were packages to suit different classes of people from N40,000 yearly subscription to N8,000 and even N1,000 for people to be part of the healthy Lagos project.