Amuwo Odofin Local Government in Lagos State says it will offer free surgeries and screenings for over 2000 residents of the area during its Medical Mission Week.
The programme is one of the activities slated for the celebration of the Second Year Anniversary of the Council Chairman, Mr Valentine Buraimoh.
Mr Seyi Ipinlaye, Secretary of the LGA who disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos, added that the programme will hold between Aug. 19 to Aug. 24.
He added that the services which include: free consultations, dental, eye, blood sugar and blood pressure checks, cervical screenings and free fibroid surgeries were not limited to residents of Amuwo Odofin community alone.
Ipinlaye said the initiative would be a continuous project due to the magnitude of healthcare needs observed during the previous screenings.
“We’re going to attend to 2,000 people in each of the categories while the fibroid surgeries, which was targeted at 20 has been increased to 30 people.
“The free medical mission is an initiative that has come to stay; hopefully the second phase should come up in Nov. 2019.
“We had people who came from outside Lagos State; you need to see the number of people that registered for the free fibroid surgeries, you’ll be moved to tears.
“The Chairman, seeing the number of people that came, increased it to 30 and promised to have a second phase because he believes that is one of the best ways he can touch lives,” he said.
The Secretary gave the assurance that the beneficiaries would get the best care from a competent medical team.
“The fibroid surgeries will be carried out at the Amuwo Odofin Maternal and Child Centre (AOMCC) while other medical services will be carried out at the council,” he said.
Other activities planned to mark the anniversary include: presentation of official vehicles to the management staff, visit to the orphanage, meeting with captains of industries, town-hall meetings, inauguration of five schools and a road. (NAN)