Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, the wife of Lagos State Governor, has launched a free surgical intervention programme for 150 residents.
Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, the wife of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday launched a free surgical intervention programme for residents.
The move, according to the Lagos State First Lady, was part of activities to commemorate the 100 days in office of her husband’s administration as governor of the state.
The free healthcare exercise, which is in collaboration with (NGO) Olojebutu Foundation, will offer free surgeries to Lagos residents suffering from a range of ailments, including lipoma, hernia, fibroid and breast lumps as well as free dental and general health screening.
Briefing newsmen at the Ijede General Hospital, Ikorodu, Lagos, Sanwo-Olu said the free health mission was an initiative created in order to reposition the health sector for quality service delivery to the Lagosians.
She added that the move became imperative, considering the level of the Lagos State Government's promise made to rescue the health sector since May 29, 2019.
“In furtherance of this, the 110-bed Maternal and Child Centre (MCC) in Eti-Osa was completed and inaugurated; while work is nearing completion on two others in Badagry and Epe, with more to follow.
“Also, the government launched Free Medical Mission for 21,000 children and adults in partnership with the Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu/Kadri Obafemi Hamzat (BOSKOH) Lagos Health Care Mission International, as part of efforts to play up the health of residents, especially children.
“Through this, over 21, 000 people were screened at seven centres for six days, while 1417 free surgeries were conducted for residents. These include paediatric eye surgery, adult eye surgery, paediatric surgery, dental surgery, orthopaedic surgery and ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) surgery,” Dr. Sanwo-Olu said.