About Twenty One Thousand Children in Lagos State To Benefit From Free Healthcare
Uploaded by Adekoya on August 1, 2019
About twenty one thousand Children in Lagos State between the ages of zero to twelve years, are to benefit from the free health care mission in the next six days starting from tomorrow in seven Primary Health Centers.
This is a partnership of the Lagos State government and an NGO, Healthcare Mission International under the THEMES agenda of Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu’s administration.
At a news conference at Alausa, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Dr Titilayo Goncalves stated that the mission was fixed during long vacation of students to ensure maximum participation.
He highlighted the ailments to be treated to include Cough, Eye test, Diabetes, Hearing impairment, Appendicitis and other surgeries, while screening would be done to ascertain other ailments in about One hundred thousand people.
The Executive Director, Healthcare Mission International, Mrs Nike Osa, who noted that the main beneficiaries are Children said adults would also be given health talks and screening for Tuberculosis and HIV.
Mrs Osa who stated that Children are the most valuable natural resources urged Parents and Caregivers to avail their children and wards of the free health mission at no cost.
She emphasized that the health mission would be a periodical one and challenged beneficiaries to manage the use of established channel of treatment of illnesses discovered during the process.
Earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information, Mr Fola Adeyemi assured that all security measures have been put in place to control crowd and ensure hitch-free mission with a call on Residents that all registrations and services are free of charge.
Our Correspondent Yemisi Dada reports that the seven Primary Health Centers, PHC, to be used for the free Health mission include Ajara PHC in Badagry, Akerele PHC in Surulere, Ikotun PHC in Alimosho, Iga Iduganran PHC on Lagos Island, Epe PHC, Onigbongbo in Ikeja and Ita-Elewa in Ikorodu.