Group avails 1,000 children free surgeries in Lagos
About 1000 Lagos residents have so far benefited from the free surgical intervention programme including orthopaedic, eye, dental procedure, ENT surgery, among others being offered by the Lagos State Government and a non-governmental organisations, BOSKOH Lagos Healthcare Mission.
The intervention, which is an offshoot of the free screening conducted in designated primary health centres across the state, is being carried out simultaneously in seven general hospitals.
According to the Executive Director, Health Mission International, a partner on the project, Mrs. Nike Osai, over 88 eye surgeries were carried out in Orile Agege General Hospital, while over 120 surgeries have so far been done at Onikan General Hospital. She said over 300 cases were currently being treated at the General Hospital, Lagos, while surgeries are still ongoing at Badagry and Epe General Hospitals.
She appreciated the Lagos State Government and the Governor of Lagos, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu for deeming it fit to partner with her organisation to bring succour to people, especially children who are the most vulnerable in the society.
The wife of Lagos State, Mrs. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, who visited beneficiaries in five of the centres, yesterday, expressed delight at the impact of the interventions.
Sanwo-Olu gave kudos to the management of BOSKOH Lagos Healthcare International (HMI) for the humanitarian service.
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