The Lagos State Government has partnered with the Benjamin Olowojebutu Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, to provide free surgical intervention for 100 people in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that this was part of the activities marking the 100 days in office of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, in a statement on Sunday, said the surgical intervention would be for people with lipoma (a benign tumor made of fat tissue), breast lump, hernia and fibro
Abayomi said the surgical intervention, tagged “100 in 100,” would start with the screening and selection of patients which, he said, would hold between September 2 and 6 at Ijede General Hospital.
He said the surgeries would hold immediately after at designated general hospitals, which would be communicated to selected patients.
Abayomi added that aside the screening and surgery, medical consultations and dental services would be provided to patients at no cost.
The commissioner stressed that the programme would provide an opportunity for people to benefit from free health services that would improve their well being.
He said that the programme, like other free medical interventions earlier organised by the state, was to improve access to quality health care services towards achieving universal health coverage.
“I also wish to encourage everyone, not just in Ijede, Agbowa or Ikorodu, but across the state, to take advantage of this opportunity to get free health checks from qualified medical professionals,” he said.
The statement quoted Dr. Benjamin Olowojebutu, the Executive Director, BOF, as saying that his organisation was happy to collaborate with the state government to offer help to the citizens and impact their lives positively, in line with the foundation’s mission.