An estimated 1000 residents of Ikorodu Community benefitted from the free medical check up which held at the Ikorodu Town Hall, Ita Elewa, Ikorodu, today, Monday, November 14, 2016.
The free medical test was organized by the Lagos State Government Ministry of Health in partnership with the Eko Free Health Mission, AMBSAM Foundation and Ikorodu – Oga Development Association (IKODASS) as part of activities lined up for the celebration of the 25th edition of the annual Ikorodu Oga Day Festival.
Opened to residents both old and young, the free medical test covered health areas such as free medical consultation, dental treatment, eye screening and treatment, reproductive health services, free medications, ante-natal care services and free HIV screening and consultation.
Also, the LASG branded ambulances were stationed at strategic positions in the premises of the Ikorodu Town Hall to convey residents who require urgent medical attention to the nearest hospital for adequate care.
Speaking on the project, the Assistant Secretary of IKODASS, Mr. Omotayo Benson disclosed that the process was impressive owing to the turnout of residents of benefitted from it. “I am quite amazed with the impressive turnout of residents from all walks of life who were part of the process today. I hope those that were here today who got the needed help from the various consultations with the doctors can also also spread the word to their neighbours that something of this nature happened in the community today.”
He further stressed that the association is putting plans in place to ensure that the project is not a one – off and that more of such will continue to happen in the nearest future.
Furthermore, a septuagenarian, Alhaji Sanni who benefitted from the eye and dental care told InsideMainland that he heard of the free health care from his neighbour and decided to attend out of curiosity.
In his words, “I heard about it from my neighbour that there will be a free medical consultation at the town hall and I thought it was one of such political projects aimed to score cheap points by political officers in the community. I decided to attend to see for myself and my perception about it change when I benefitted from the quality of service by the doctors present.”