HEALTH IS A PRIORITY, SAYS LOCAL GOVERNMENT HELMSMAN
Residents in Mile 2 and its environs today benefitted from a free Health Mission programme; a medical intervention sponsored by the Nigeria Medical Association team to provide free healthcare services to residents in Lagos State.
Residents were screened and managed for non-communicable diseases such as hypertension and diabetes, The programme also offered ante-natal care services as well as family planning services to persons of reproductive age including HIV screening and counseling sessions.
Speaking on the mission, the National President of the medical association, Prof. (Dr) Ogrima noted that the association is continuously finding ways to improve the health status of Nigeria ever-increasing population, adding that the plan for achieving this was based on the Health Policy Thrust of the association which is guided by the noble goal that every Nigerian enjoys unfettered access to qualitative healthcare without any barrier whatsoever.
Ogrima disclosed that the strategies adopted in implementing these policies include the introduction and provision of various programs that have direct impact on the Health outcome of Nigerians, stressing that such programs like this are geared towards promoting health, detecting diseases early and offering treatment and rehabilitation.
The National President also noted that the association would continue to partner with the government to improve the health status of each Nigerian.
Meanwhile, the Executive Chairman of Amuwo Odofin LGA, Engr. Valentine Buraimoh has reiterated his administration’s desire to improve the health status of residents living in the local government.
The Council boss while speaking at today’s event, posited that health care is a priority of his administration and assures the citizenry that he would continue to give the health sector the topmost attention.
Engr. Buraimoh further thanked the NMA for their kind gesture, stressing that the community would forever be grateful to them.
“These health missions are significant because they support this administration to provide healthcare services to all who come irrespective of their age, gender, socioe-conomic status and affiliations”, he added.