No fewer than 2,000 residents of Badagry, Lagos Mainland, benefited from the free medical services organised by Eko Club International (ECI) in a bid to ensure that residents suffering from various diseases can be treated and prevented. The beneficiaries of the exercise which held in the community were mainly old women, men and pregnant women.
According to the Mr Saheed Olushi, the Vice-President, of ECI and the Chairman, Organising Committee, 2018 Medical Mission, said that Lagosians in diaspora were behind the initiative designed to assist government by providing free health services.
“We came together from the U.S., U.K. and Canada to assist our people in Lagos. We give people in Lagos free medication, prescription and we care for diabetes, dental, eye treatment and general medicine. Mind you, most of the medical focus is on elder ones between 40 years and above and any other that comes for the services,” he said.
He added that; “These services are provided free by the experts, doctors, pharmacists and general surgeon doctors who came here. The goal of the mission is to help our people and we hope to satisfy the health needs of the less privileged by forming alliance with the state government to organise free health services.”
The exercise is expected to touch other communities on the Lagos Mainland such as Agege, Isolo, Mushin and Oshodi in the coming days.