Friday, July 19, 2024

Lagos Gov. Sponsors Medical Bills Of 8,000 Lagos State Residents

About 8,000 residents in Lagos have benefited from a free medical outreach programme sponsored by the State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu. Senior Special Assistant to the Lagos State Governor on Health, Dr Oreoluwa Finnih said this on Thursday.

Finnih said “the free medical programme organised at the behest of the governor was to improve access to quality and efficient health care delivery at the grassroots.”

According to her, “it is also to achieve universal health coverage, particularly in communities with less significant health coverage.”

Finnih said that 30,000 people residing in rural, riverine and hard-to-reach communities would be reached with free basic health care services during the pilot phase of the ongoing programme which started in 2022.

She said the medical services offered during the outreaches include blood pressure check, blood sugar check, eye care services, breast and cervical cancer screening, vaccination and immunisation services.

Others are free consultation and medication, health education and counseling services, among others.

She noted that the free medical outreach services would increase access to health services and complement existing basic health care services at communities visited.

Finnih stressed that “the free medical outreach programme would improve the health seeking behaviour of the citizens.”

She said this would enhance early detection and diagnosis of diseases and ensure a healthy population.

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