On 09/Sep/2019 / In Medical News
The Lagos State Government in collaboration with the Benjamin Olowojebutu Foundation is set to provide free surgical intervention for 150 patients with various health conditions.
Speaking at a news conference on Saturday, the state Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, noted that the free surgical intervention, which would commence on September 16, 2019, was part of the activities to commemorate Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s 100 days in office.
Abayomi added that the free surgical intervention was an offshoot of the free medical consultation and screening carried out by the Lagos State Government and the foundation between September 2 and 6, 2019, with no fewer than 1,037 beneficiaries.
“This surgical intervention tagged ‘100 in 100’ is in fulfillment of Governor Sanwo-Olu’s promise to provide equitable and sustainable health care to Lagosians, especially the vulnerable in the society.
“This project is, therefore, targeted towards bringing qualitative health care service to the doorsteps of vulnerable people in the society. It also clearly indicates that the present administration’s all-inclusive system of governance gives room for public-private sector partnership,” Abayomi said.
According to the commissioner, Sanwo-Olu is mindful of the fact that many Lagosians could not fund their health services.
The founder, BOF, Dr Benjamin Olowojebutu, said the aim of the foundation was to help poor who could not afford qualitative health care. He said the initial proposed 100 surgeries were increased to 150 due to the large turnout of people for the screening.
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